A view into our world at Suzanne Lovell, Inc. and the ideas that inspire us daily.
Harry Bertoia at Wright's new space in New York is fabulous!! "Harry Bertoia Sculpture: 15 Years at Wright" features Sonambients, Bush forms, Wire Constructions and Dandelions drawn primarily from private collections. Richard Wright, Michael Jefferson and their team really are Bertoia experts, and this curated exhibition is a fantastic chance to see his best work. Enjoy!!
Above - This sculpture by Bertoia was by far our favorite! It is quite large (about the size of a fireplace screen) - and gorgeous!
Enjoy some of our favorites from the Winter Antiques Show! Here, a fabulous pair of massive mirrors by George Sims c. 1878 at Carlton Hobbs....
Above, some more fantastic finds at Foster Gwin....
....A wonderful pair of Sunflower andirons at Allan Katz!
Maison Gerard installed an exceptional lacquered room "Designed as the breakfast-room for the San Francisco penthouse apartment of Mr.Templeton-Crocker in 1928. Templeton-Crocker commissioned Jean Dunand to design three rooms (bedroom, dining room and breakfast room), while Jean-Michel Frank also designed three additional rooms and oversaw all installation. This room together with the Bedroom and the Dining room are Dunand's most important commissions in the United States. These panels were removed from the apartment in the fall of 1999."
Image: Style Beat
Above, fantastic lacquer details from the Dunand wall panels.
Image: Maison Gerard
Be sure to flip to page 180 of the show catalog for a great timeline that features 100 people, places, publications and events in American Decorative Arts.....culminating in the 60th year Diamond Jubilee of the Winter Antiques Show in 2014, a benefit for the East Side Settlement House.
It's always such a treat to see our old friends at this fantastic show every year!!
Image: Bernd Goeckler Antiques
The 60th annual Winter Antiques Show in New York was fabulous this year. It was a pleasure to learn more about the fantastic collection at the Peabody Essex Museum, who provided the loan exhibition this year. This wonderful armchair from Vizagapatam, India c. 1760-1770 was featured, and we were thrilled to have seen it as the cover of January's The Magazine Antiques!
This painting by George Ropes Jr., Salem Common on Training Day c. 1808 is a part of the Peabody Essex Museum's extensive American art holdings, which emphasize New England's early portraiture and decorative arts. More recently, the museum has moved to a broader perspective, encompassing American painting, Native American art and contemporary studio craft and design.
This painting is another fantastic selection from the Peabody Essex Museum collection: George Washington Felt's Fireboard: View of Court House Square, Salem, MA, c. 1820. The PEM, America's oldest continuously operating museum today (since 1799), has an inspired vision. Their loan exhibition at the 2014 Winter Antiques Show was a fantastic display of thematic groupings, entitled "Fresh Take". In the spirit of a contemporary wunderkammer, important sculptures, textiles, decorative objects and paintings from diverse cultures and time periods were presented as groups, uniting and contrasting objects to create unexpected dialogues. Enjoy!! Now through February 2.
The satellite fairs at Art Basel Miami have become show-stoppingly good! There are now so many of them that it is hard to hit them all, but we managed - who doesn’t want to go see art on the beach?! Our first stop was to Untitled, where we found one of our favorite pieces of the show (above): Julian Charriere (Swiss, b. 1987) & Julius Von Bismarck (German, b. 1983), Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, 2013 at the Dittrich & Schlechtriem Gallery
Artists Charriere and von Bismarck have performed and exhibited their “Pigeons” piece in Copenhagen, Venice and Berlin. They actually install a pigeon-trapping apparatus to catch and airbrush pigeons (with vibrant, non-toxic dyes) as they move through the city. Read more here!
Next we went to Art Miami....there was a fantastic mix of emerging artists and household names. The galleries were eager to speak with you and educate you on artists they were showing. And finally the best part of all, not everything was astronomically expensive. Here are a few of our picks from Art Miami:
Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956), Harem #14C, 2009
Photo: Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Manolo Valdés (Spanish, b. 1942), Mariposas Doradas, 2010 at Galerie Forsblom
Edward Burtynsky (Canadian, b. 1955), Xiaolangdi Dam #3, Yellow River, 2011
Photo: Nicholas Metivier Gallery
Robert Polidori (Canadian, b. 1951), Salles d’Afrique, Portrait of Louis XVI by Callet #2, 2007
Photo: Nicholas Metivier Gallery