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Artwork image courtesy of Philips

Quote courtesy of Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Gerhard Richter, Gerhard Richter: The Daily Practice of Painting. Writings and Interviews 1962-1993, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, London/UK Anthony d'Offay, 1995, p. 112

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Tagged: GERHARD RICHTER quotes

Images: Custom Funghi Sconces, photo by Suzanne Lovell Inc. (top, left); David Wiseman, branch detail, bronze, image courtesy of Huffington Post (top, center); Based Upon, Fragmented Crack, bronze, 2013. Image courtesy of Based Upon (top, right); Photography by William Rossiter (center); Roll & Hill chandeliers, images courtesy of Roll & Hill (center right, left); David Wiseman "Glacier" Glassware, images courtesy of the artist (bottom).

How it is already February, I must say, is beyond my comprehension!

We are super busy in Miami and are thrilled about a tabletop buy from Mary jean Keene of some spectacular new wares by Lobmeyr, Hering Berlin, glassware by Saint-Louis, and silver by Puiforcat. And, since we are on the beach, some wonderful synthetic crystal by Mario Luca Giusti.

Naples is also keeping us on the go with incredible millwork by our friends at Thomas Riley. They must have created amazing shop drawings and we had a template to review at the site that was incredibly productive. The finishes they are able to create are spectacular, especially the ones with a high shine that is polished almost to a state of perfect mirrored reflection.

Many custom pieces are being produced for this same residence. One, a meandering bronze and porcelain 10-foot bar light fixture that crosses the ceiling and engages a column by David Wiseman. In the same room, Studio Job’s Taj Mahal table and a 3-piece eggplant colored table cast by London’s Based Upon.

Add to this a walk-through with landscape architect Jayson DeGeeter, which will bring together an outdoor environment that has 360 degree views and covers more than 5,000 square feet….Jayson’s answer includes bamboo….I can’t wait to see the results!

And, the exact opposite of these warm weather residences is one we are creating for a couple on the beach in Lakeside, Michigan. It is a fully knotty pine paneled “Lake House” that has marvelous tree mushroom-inspired sconces!

All of this in a day’s work here at Suzanne Lovell Inc. Nature is often our greatest inspiration!

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Tagged: David Wiseman Editors Letter STUDIO JOB Jayson DeGeeter Lobmeyr Hering Berlin Saint-Louis Puiforcat Mario Luca Giusti Thomas Riley Based Upon

Chara Schreyer: Art House

January 30, 2017
Chara Schreyer is living with "Fine Art & Sculpture" in a way few true collectors are able to master. With the help of architect and designer Gary Hutton, Schreyer has spread her large collection across several homes in California, two of which I was lucky enough to see and tour with Chara herself. I was so thrilled to see her that new book, ART HOUSE, written by Alisa Carroll, has all of the memorable art installations captured just as I had seen them. The magic of it all is that Schreyer has not only been collecting the best of the best, but she has also very thoughtfully created a dialogue between pieces within a running story that is different for each of her homes. What a gift for a collector to be able to create particular spaces for the treasures they shepherd. Each piece was made even more memorable because of its careful placement and thoughtful surroundings. 

Chara Schreyer has accomplished the BIG IDEA: “HOME AS GALLERY”. Get the book and enjoy indulging!!

“The collection throughout these 5 homes showcases work by artists who have positively
changed the course of history.”  Chara Schreyer
 

 Image courtesy of: Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

Man’s Ray’s Cadeau (Gift). The Original Cadeau was the first Dada
object produced by the artist in France. December 6, 1921 Man Ray purchased an iron and carpentry tacks and made the object, only to have it stolen from the gallery that afternoon.

Carroll, Alisa, Chara Schreyer, Neal David Benezra, and Matthew Millman. Art House: The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton. New York, NY: Assouline, 2016. Photo on Page 24-25.

Christopher Wool’s Untitled

Carroll, Alisa, Chara Schreyer, Neal David Benezra, andMatthew Millman. Art House: The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton. New York, NY:Assouline, 2016. Print. Photo on Page 35.

A Larry Bell cube echoes the architecture of downtown San Francisco.

Carroll, Alisa, Chara Schreyer, Neal David Benezra, and Matthew Millman. Art House: The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton. New York, NY: Assouline, 2016. Print. Photo on Page 71.

Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #114 (detail) was drawn on-site by the artist’s assistant over the course of 12 days. The concept of the work is embodied in a certificate of ownership; if Schreyer were to move the work would have to be painted over, but could be redrawn at her new location.

Carroll, Alisa, Chara Schreyer, Neal David Benezra, and Matthew Millman. Art House: TheCollaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton. New York, NY: Assouline, 2016. Print. Photo on Page 76-77.

Mark BradfordA Thousand Daddies. Measures 18 x 24 feet; there are 42 panels hung-seventeen are in storage. 

Carroll, Alisa, Chara Schreyer, Neal David Benezra, and MatthewMillman. Art House: The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton. New York, NY: Assouline,2016. Print. Photo on Page 150-151.

Carroll, Alisa, Chara Schreyer, Neal David Benezra, and Matthew Millman. Art House: TheCollaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton. New York, NY: Assouline, 2016. Print. Photo on Page 157-158.

Ruth Asawa’s Untitled S. 437. Ms. Schreyer acquired at auction. The original owner was a dancer who attended Black Mountain College with Asawa.

Carroll, Alisa, Chara Schreyer, NealDavid Benezra, and Matthew Millman. Art House: The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & GaryHutton. New York, NY: Assouline, 2016. Print. Photo on Page 163.

Carroll, Alisa, Chara Schreyer, Neal David Benezra, and Matthew Millman. Art House:The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton. New York, NY: Assouline, 2016. Print. Photo on Page 168, 169.

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Tagged: SCULPTURE Fine Art collector

Daydreaming in Green

January 10, 2017

With winter in full swing in Chicago, we are dreaming of warmer weather. Lush greens bring us inspiration while some of our team members are in Florida for projects in Naples and Miami! 

Ruud Van Epel, World #19, 2006, Cibachrome, dibond, plexiglas, 33” L X 24”W

Image courtesy of Stux Gallery. 

William Wegman, Nature Wear, 2005. 

Image courtesy of Blue Weimaraner Club of America. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Self-Portrait As A Heel, Part Two, 1982, Acrylic on Canvas, 96” L X 61.5” W 

Image Courtesy of Wikiart.

Barbara Nanning, Untitled, 2016, glass, 11.8” W x 11” D x 6.7” H.

Image Courtesy of Pierre Marie Giraud. 

Alexander McQueen x Damien Hirst, Silk Skull Scarf. 

Image Courtesy of Elle. 

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986, Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 108”L X 108” W 

Image Courtesy of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Sandra Davolio, Vase, 2013, Porcelain, 7.75” H.

Image Courtesy of Modernity. 

Lipstick Palm Tree 

Image Courtesy of Pinterest.

Gucci, Spring 2017 Menswear Collection.
 
Image Courtesy of Vogue. 
 
 
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Tagged: Color COLORS GREEN

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