Suzanne Lovell Inc

Fine Art

Shannon Bool Tapestry at #studiosli

September 13, 2018

To mark the kick-off to the Fall 2018 art season, we installed a new acquisition in our studio!

Everything about this acquisition points to Suzanne Lovell Inc.  It is a fine art woven tapestry, many of which we have explored over the years, always marveling at the incredible process and talent needed to create such a stunning work of art.

Shannon Bool (Canadian, b. 1972), Michaelerplatz 3, 2016. Jacquard tapestry and embroidery, 114.17″ H X 72.44″ W.

This tapestry is an image of Looshaus in Vienna, built by Adolf Loos in 1909.  It is regarded as one of the central buildings of Viennese Modernism, the precursor to Modern architecture & design, functional and without ornament.

The Looshaus building in Vienna, Austria, located at Michaelerplatz 3. Designed by Adolf Loos, this iconic building is regarded as one of the finest examples of Viennese Modernism. Images courtesy of Flickr.

The artist had the photograph Michalerplatz by Guy L’Heureux, taken at Le Grand Balcon at La Biennale de Montréal in 2016, scanned at 8 million pixels per inch.

Bool then inserted the couture fashion mannequin into the architecture, and exaggerated that expression by adding crewel embroidery to the whitest parts of the image. The tapestry was expertly woven by Flanders Tapestries BVBA in Wielsbeke, Belgium.

The reverse of Michaelerplatz 3 by Shannon Bool. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

The result is a spectacular example of Couture Fashion meets Modern Architecture.  We acquired this piece from the Galerie Kadel Willborn out of Düsseldorf, Germany.  Another tapestry of the edition of 2 + 1 AP is in the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

A glimpse of the tapestry in the final stages of installation by Dixon Art Services. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

This piece hangs at the entrance to our studio as an expression of what we aim to accomplish everyday, which is fine modern architectural interiors infused with couture interior fashion.

Quite the view as you enter our studio — Michaelerplatz 3 by Shannon Bool in the background with one of a pair of Edouard armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron (left) and Edgewater Window by Sam Moyer  (right). Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

We are thrilled to include this masterful tapestry in our collection. Be sure to check back and follow us on Instagram for more exciting news in the coming weeks!

A photo of Suzanne Lovell and her daughter, Alice Rossiter Lewis, with the tapestry at Galerie Kadel Willborn’s booth at Art Basel 2018. Clearly the duo are delighted with the newest acquisition!