Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Gift Selection

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A 1903 photographic portrait on Japanese paper by GERTRUDE KÄSEBIER, an American photographer born in 1852 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Estimate: $1800 at Lemperetz

An elegant amber beaded necklace, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co

Sotheby's New York

Estimated 7 500 - 10 000 USD

Boathouse Stripe Organic Bath Towels


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sugars with pram

Travel in style with the Meris Duffle Bag by Amy Butler

Oregon Flute



Christe Eleison

Catellani & Smith

A seascape watercolor by Louis Faye


Brooch, René Lalique, 1900
Pearl, enamel, diamond and molded glass roses. Sotheby's New York
Estimate 20.000- 30 000 USD

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Is "Nature Morte" dead ?


Everyday objects have always been a source of inspiration for artists. From the Flemish painters of the Renaissance to Morandi in the 20th century still life painters have found the essential beauty in ordinary objects. With modern art the most common objects have become a kind of obsession. These are no longer the essence of beauty but rather the ugly evidence of the consumer society.




Ricard Hamilton, 2008
Since the late 1980s Bethan Huws (born 1961, Bangor, Wales, UK ) has produced a wide ranging body of work that is acclaimed by the modern art world.

Hotel Dry Cleaning, 1998
Jason Dodge was born in 1969 in Newton, Pennsylvania, USA. He lives and works in New York and Berlin. For Dominic Eichler of Frieze Magazine "he is a clever imitator, an expert illusionist with the sharp eye and deft hands common to conjurors"



Apolinere, 2008
"Unique work" by Bethan Huws

Left Glove Burnt By Gold, 2008
Jason Dodge





Shoes, 2006
Marius Engh

Pair, 2004/2005
Hreinn Fridfinnsson (1943-)
Hreinn Fridfinnsson is one of the leading classics of Icelandic conceptual art


At a time when sport shoes are more and more the shoes of choice, leather is the symbol of conservatism or coquetterie.

Wicked Witch of West Shoes, 1999

Wonderful Boots

Stan Dann
Stan Dann is an artist from San Francisco, CA


But you know as nobody has ever been able to give a commonly accepted definition of art, there is room for anyone who sees himself as an artist. And fortunately for some people (like me) there still exist artists in the tradition of Chardin or Morandi.



Rodrigo Moynhan (1910-1991)


William Bailey
William Bailey is an American contemporary realisitic paintern born in 1930


Pottery, 2008
Louis Faye


Daniel Enkaoua, 2009


Claudio Bravo


Red, Grey & White Paper, 2005
Claudio Bravo

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Home Decor Inspiration at FIAC 2009


FIAC is one of the big annual art expos in Paris during the month of October. The name FIAC stands for International Fair of Contemporary Art. This year I noticed that many exhibiting artists were inspired by home decor.





The Background of a Hostage Incident, 2009 by the Art & Language Group. The Art & Language group was founded in 1968 in the United Kingdom by artists Terry Atkinson, David Bainbridge(b. 1941), Michael Baldwin (b. 1945) and Harold Hurrell (b. 1940), four artists who began collaborating around 1966 while teaching art in Coventry .


The Art Gallery BISHOP/WEISS exhibits workd by Matt Golden. Matt studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London, UK.. ( CV)



Grotto, 2008, by Bettina Buck.

Bettina Buck is a German artist, born in 1974, who studied Fine Arts in Cologne and London. She is represented at FIAC by the Italian Gallery MONITOR.



Empathy by Gyula Varnai.

He is an Hungarian artist born in 1956 who studied mathematics, physics and music. He is represented at FIAC by ACB.


Table Wear


Tea Pot with Shadow by Hand Peter Feldmann.

Hans Peter Feldmann is a German artist born in 1941.



Table by Thomas Smith.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Juan Montoya Design




One of the most acclaimed designer in the United States today. Born in Colombia he graduated from Parsons School of Design. He founded Juan Montaoya Design in 1978. He also designs furniture. Despite what Juan Montoya said, " "The client and space dictate what style I will be working in. I consider myself a tailor who finds the best materials to clothe an interior in the most appealing and comfortable manner, down to the last detail", there is a Juan Monoya style:  the closest attention to detail,  a South American sense of color and a love of quality art work







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Monday, August 10, 2009

A Designer's Handbook in the 18th Century

“Le dessinateur pour les fabriques d’etoffes d’or, d’argent, de soie” by Joubert de l’Hiberderie was published in Paris in the early 18th century. He gave some useful pieces of advice about what to learn in order to become a successful designer .

“ I would never advise any parent to make his or her child study the art of drawing except in the case where the child was immensely talented and showed his enthusiasm for the art. “

Then, he goes on to say, before being taught the art of drawing, the future designer should spend two years in the factory where the object of his design will be made. There he would have the opportunity to understand its technical constraints.

At this point he would be ready to begin the study of figure drawing. In mastering the art of drawing the human body he would develop a line that is real and precise. He will then go on to study the rendering of flowers…

Design attributed to Jean Francois Bony (1754-1825)

Design by Philippe de Lasalle (1723-1804)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective

Is Francis Bacon ( as Cavaraggio) admired because he was supposed to be a bad boy and not because he was a good painter? Francis Bacon's paintings arrive in New York at a moment when wrongheaded traditions are the only ones that are widely esteemed …… Read the article of Jed Perl, The New Republic.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

1920-1960 armchairs

Jacques Emile Ruhlmann (1878-1933).Louis Sue (1875-1968) & André Mare (1885-1932)Louis Sue (1875-1968) & André Mare (1885-1932)
Sant' Elia Chair, Giuseppe Terragni, 1933A Maurice Dufrene armchair, mahogany, 1925.Designed by louis Herman De KoninckGobert, Bruxelles, 1923
An armchair designed by Luigi Vietti in 1936An armchair fom 1936A beautiful armchair in Macassar eboby from the 30's.

1940An armchair in beech from the 40'sAn André Arbus (1903-1969) armchair

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