There is a bridge between science and art and it is Ernst Haeckel. Haeckel sketched and painted watercolors of various organisms such as sea anemones, jellyfish, and cnidaria. If you are like me and know your favorite periods of furniture better than your marine life, here is the definition of cnidaria! And here are some …..
This year was a good one for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, but my hands-down favorite booth was Lindsey Adelman. I have been obsessed with her lighting from day one, but this year, Lindsey’s work has evolved into something completely different. Many of you may have seen her story in the NYTimes Design issue, they …..
Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) is often described as the “Deco-influenced early Modernist who’s never really gotten her due.” This upper-class, American born artist considered painting an entirely private pursuit and only had one show in her lifetime at Knoedler & Company in Manhattan in 1916; not one of the six exhibited paintings sold. Her will specified …..
Posted on May 4, 2012 (Art) Tagged art, florine stettheimer
One of our favorite artists has a show opening tonight at McKenzie Fine Art, 511 West 25th Street, #208… click here for more info. Can’t wait to see his new work!
Posted on May 3, 2012 (Art, Uncategorized)
I discovered Hugo Guinness while shopping at John Derian years ago and if you saw my post from Monday, he is also the husband of Elliott Puckette. I have a complete and total obsession with silhouettes and Guinness’ work falls in line with this passion of mine. His bio on Derian’s website tells a sweet …..
Cathy Whitlock will be speaking at the Art and Antique Dealers League Show at the Park Avenue Armory this Friday, May 4th from 3-4pm. Her lecture will cover a century of cinematic set decoration, featuring highlights from every decade of Hollywood history. A slide presentation will show photographs, behind-the-scene images and designer sketches of sets …..
This week I am going to devote each blog post to a favorite artist. Lydia and I often act as collection curators for many of our clients and May seems to be shaping up as a big art buying month for many! Choosing art for our clients is one of the most exciting parts of …..
Posted on April 30, 2012 (Art) Tagged art, elliott puckette
Verre eglomise is the french term meaning glass gilded. This is a centuries-old decorative arts process in which the back side of glass is gilded with gold or metal leaf. In one method, the metal is adhered using a gelatin adhesive which results in a mirror-like reflective surface into which the designs are engraved. …..
The New York Times Magazine touts photographer Martin Klimas as a 3-D take on Jackson Pollock. These shots are created by placing splatters of paint on a scrim balanced on top of the diaphragm of a speaker. As Klimas blasts the music, the vibration of the speaker sends the paint aloft in sexy, sinewy …..
Posted on March 22, 2012 (Art, Photography) Tagged art, Photography
Filip Dujardin “Fictions” I discovered Dujardin when I was flipping through this month’s Elle Decor. I assumed he was a brutalist architect, someone along the lines of Edward Durell Stone or possibly Paul Rudolph, especially because the demolition of the Rudolph-designed Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY has been a controversial news item this …..