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Dan Graham (American, 1942) Seurat, No Monet, 2008.
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Each year the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) selects an artist to create a site-specific installation on their rooftop. This year Dan Graham has been selected. Graham is best known for his architectural environments and glass structures. While the specifics of the MET installation have not yet been revealed, we do know that Graham will work with landscape architect Günther Vogt to create a glass, steel and hedgerow installation.
The rooftop will be open from April 29th until November 2, 2014.
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Dan Graham (American, 1942), Two-way Mirror/Hedge Projects, 2004, at the Museum De Pont, The Netherlands.
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After our recent trip to London for another whirlwind hunt for art and antiques, we decided to share some of our favorite haunts! Please enjoy and check back as we share more advise about our favorite destinations.
WHERE TO STAY:
Plan to stay at The Connaught (Carlos Place) the Mayfair District for a true experience. Among its many accolades, this historic hotel was voted Best UK Hotel 2013. Seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary designs, just one of the many highlights is the beautiful Zen garden towards the back of the hotel. Make sure to mention whether you desire a classic or more contemporary room when booking!
Image from The Connaught
WHERE TO EAT:
Take a very short stroll to Scott's (20 Mount Street) for amazing, fresh seafood. An elegant oyster and Champagne bar await you, as well as an amazing Lobster dish if you choose to peruse their a la carte menu. If you so desire and the weather cooperates, sit outside and people-watch.
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WHERE TO SHOP:
Among other treasures, make sure to stop at Solange Azagury-Patridge (5 Carlos Place). The storefront's interior walls are covered with a deep red fabric and embedded with 630,000 Swarovski crystals. Solange's handmade designs incorporate gold and precious gemstones... you'll want everything in sight! "Creativity abounds!"
Image from The New York Times
To shop like the Royal Family shops, visit Thomas Goode (17-22 South Audley St.). Truly considered the ultimate shopping experience for household goods such as china, glassware and silver. In existence for almost 200 years, this store holds two coveted "Royal Warrants". Both selection and service are bound to be extraordinary!
Image from Thomas Goode
And if you still have some steam, charge ahead to Loewe (125 Mount Street) for luxurious leather goods. Set in a 19th Century building in Mayfair, this boutique has a contemporary and inviting feel. In case you need to morally justify your purchase, this company strives for social and environmental responsibility with the material and production of their beautiful products. "This is the softest, strongest and best bag I have had in a long time!"
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The Armory show was so packed this year it was almost dizzying!! There were people flowing in every direction to the point where it was sometimes difficult to see the art. When we got back to the office and looked through our favorite pieces, we found that many of them were very serene monochromatic works. Maybe this was because of the crowd, but nonetheless AMAZING things!!
Yan Pei-Ming, (China, 1960), Aigle Royal, 2013.
Abraham Palatnik, (Brazil, 1928), Relevo Progressivo, 1988.
Manolo Valdes, (Spain, 1942), Butterflies I, 2013.
Edmund De Waal, (United Kingdom, 1964), Aurea, 2007.
Nick Cave, (American, 1959), Soundsuits, 2006.
This year dealers all seemed to hit the solo show trend at the ADAA. Starting with Sperone Westwater at the front door of the fair, showcasing Charles LeDray’s miniature works and running all the way through to Pace featuring James Turrell.
Sperone Westwater featuring Charles LeDray
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Studio 94 featuring Laurie Simmons
Photo Credit: www.galleristny.com
James Turrell, (American, 1943), Untitled (XIX J), 2007.
Photo Credit: www.artsy.net
We can’t help but mention the Carl Solway Gallery with Ann Hamilton. We all wanted to get our picture taken, but time did not permit! Read more about this work here
Carl Solway Gallery featuring Ann Hamilton
Photo Credit: http://blog.solwaygallery.com/