Tuesday Under Ten: Katherine Duclos

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore everything about Katherine Duclos' work, and it was such a pleasure to pay her a studio visit last week! She uses ink on yupo - a synthetic paper. Because the surface is waterproof, ink pours spread unpredictably before drying. By introducing metallic and reflective pigments, Kate is able to achieve truly spectacular effects. I also love that her work is produced in a series. You could do a grid of 8 for under $10,000 that could be rearranged to fit many spaces. If you're interested, please get in touch! 

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Installation view

Katherine Duclos, Studio view

Katherine Duclos, Studio view

Tuesday Under Ten: Adrian Kay Wong

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I am so into Adrian Kay Wong's flattened portraits. Stylish and often poignant, he depicts images of adolescence that strike a familiar chord. Starting at under $1,000, the price is relatable too. If you're interested in seeing these or any other Tuesday Under Ten work in person, please get in touch! 

Adrian Kay Wong, A Shoulder to Lean On, 2017

Adrian Kay Wong, A Shoulder to Lean On, 2017

Adrian Kay Wong, Cooly (Softies), 2016

Adrian Kay Wong, Cooly (Softies), 2016

Adrian Kay Wong, Close, 2017

Adrian Kay Wong, Close, 2017

Tuesday Under Ten: Mark di Suvero

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore everything about this editioned tabletop di Suvero sculpture. Visually, it's has this great tribal industrial feel.

But it's so much more than that. If you've ever seen one of di Suvero's huge outdoor sculptures, you might have noticed that they often have at least one beam that extends toward the ground that tempts viewers to climb aboard. And, in fact, the artist intended for people to mount his sculptures -- which sometimes include moving parts -- and use them as rides! How spectacularly fun is that? So, when people were agitated in 2011 about Occupy Wall Streeters climbing on di Suvero's Joie de Vivre, which lives in downtown Manhattan, they were completely misguided. 

But public art doesn't have all the fun in di Suvero's body of work! This small steel sculpture can be taken apart and put back together in a variety of ways. I love art that asks you to interact, and I think it would be amazingly fun to own and play with this piece! Please get in touch if you're interested. 

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Mark di Suvero, Untitled, 1972

Weekend Agenda: The Cooper Hewitt (by Sarah Archer)

This weekend, pay a visit to Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era at The Cooper Hewitt -- a jewel of an exhibition that accompanies the museum's current blockbuster Jazz Age show. There are over 100 luxurious compacts, clocks, cigarette and cosmetic cases by the likes of Cartier and Van Cleef Arpels. This little wonder from 1929 is a Mystery Clock by Maurice Coüet and Cartier.

Maurice Coüet and Cartier, Mystery Clock, 1929

Maurice Coüet and Cartier, Mystery Clock, 1929

Tuesday Under Ten: Otto Brauer (by Sarah Archer)

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week from design historian Sarah Archer: The auction house that pioneered the secondary market for big ticket, post-war design, Wright Auction, also has great sales for newer collectors. The Wright Mass Modern Auction that will take place on August 10 and 11, includes this jewel-like set of 15 Gulvvase (glass vases) by the Danish designer Otto Brauer with an estimate of $1,500-2,000. Clustered together or displayed in smaller groups, this set would make a brilliant addition to a modern interior.

Otto Brauer, Gulvvase, 1962

Otto Brauer, Gulvvase, 1962

Favorite of the Week: Ettore Sottsass (by Sarah Archer)

This week Sarah Archer is taking over my weekly content! Tune in again tomorrow and Thursday for more awesome design posts. 

Sarah is a craft and design maven with a soft spot for all
things midcentury. She writes a monthly column on ceramics and glass
for Antiques Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Hyperallergic. You can read some of her recent writing here.

And, now, for Sarah's Favorite of the Week: 
The new exhibition “Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical” has just opened
at The Met Breuer, curated by Christian Larsen. This eye-popping show
features many of Sottsass’s classics, like the Valentine Typewriter he
designed for Olivetti, alongside some lesser-known works such as this
boldly graphic “Cabinet No. 56” from 2003 that deftly combines old
and new: ebonized pearwood veneer contrasts with bright red acrylic.

Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet No. 56, 2003, Image Courtesy of The Gallery Mourmans ©Studio Ettore Sottsass Srl.

Ettore Sottsass, Cabinet No. 56, 2003, Image Courtesy of The Gallery Mourmans ©Studio Ettore Sottsass Srl.

Tuesday Under Ten: Ross Bleckner

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore Ross Bleckner's etchings. This is a true case of the digital image not doing the piece justice -- they are so delicate and look almost like watercolors in person. Although the complete suite of nine is going to be a bit north of $10,000, you could easily do a stack or row of three for a gorgeous burst of color! If you're interested in seeing these in person, please get in touch. 
 

Ross Bleckner, Meditations, 2010

Ross Bleckner, Meditations, 2010

Tuesday Under Ten: John Baldessari

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Christie's has a fun online editions auction starting today that includes this cute Baldessari piece with an estimate of $2,000 - 3,000 and lots of other Under Ten work! If you're interested in something and would like to discuss bidding, please get in touch! 

John Baldessari, Two Opponents (Blue and Yellow), 2014

John Baldessari, Two Opponents (Blue and Yellow), 2014

Tuesday Under Ten: Kour Pour

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Kour Pour's paintings are meticulous recreations of specific carpets in vivid detail. I would love to own a full size one of these, but someone will be very lucky to take home this petite beauty with an estimate at $5,000 - 7,000 from Christie's upcoming online Contemporary sale. At just over 9 x 7 inches, it's a little gem with all of the detail of his larger work. Lots of other "under ten" beauties in this auction as well! There will be a preview opening soon. Please get in touch if you're interested in taking a look with me! 

Kour Pour, Mousepad, 2012

Kour Pour, Mousepad, 2012

Kour Pour, Mousepad, 2012 (reverse) 

Kour Pour, Mousepad, 2012 (reverse) 

Favorite of the Week: Myoung Ho Lee

A gorgeous show of photography by Myoung Ho Lee opened at Yossi Milo Gallery on Thursday evening. He's only produced a handful of work over the past decade and this is a rare opportunity to see them all in the same space! 

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree... #2, 2011

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree... #2, 2011

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #2, 2006

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #2, 2006

Tuesday Under Ten: John Giorno

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week:
If you're in love with the John Giorno exhibition that has popped up at thirteen locations across Manhattan, consider buying one of his prints! These whimsical pieces by the poet/artist/activist can be purchased individually or as a set of eighteen. Get in touch if you're interested, and I'll help you pick a group and get it framed up and on your wall. And, if you haven't seen any of the current show yet, here's some info.

John Giorno, Welcoming the Flowers, 2007

John Giorno, Welcoming the Flowers, 2007

Favorite of the Week: Joseph Stashkevetch

I paid the artist Joseph Stashkevetch a studio visit last week and was blown away by his new work. Joseph is known for his exquisitely realistic conté crayon drawings - yes, these are all done free-hand!  His interest in beauty, transience, destruction, and decay is shown in images that include dilapidated architecture, refuse piles, and flowers. His most recent work - the last two images included here - has become sculptural, composed of multi-layered drawings that curve and undulate. If you're interested in considering Joseph's work for your home, please get in touch!

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Denver Museum of Art, Installation view, 2013

Joseph Stashkevetch, Torn Curtain #2, 2016

Joseph Stashkevetch, Torn Curtain #2, 2016

Joseph Stashkevetch, The Blue Mosque, 2017

Joseph Stashkevetch, The Blue Mosque, 2017

Weekend Agenda: I <3 John Giorno

In time for New York Gay Pride, a multi-venue show celebrating poet/artist/activist John Giorno opened at thirteen different sites throughout the city last night. Put on by Giorno's husband, the artist Ugo Rondinone, the site-specific installations include poetry, painting, and sound work. Plus, there is a calendar of performances scheduled through the end of July. I adore Giorno's work, and I can't wait to hit a bunch of the spaces! 

I <3 John Giorno Locations

I <3 John Giorno Locations

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View, Red Bull Studios

John Giorno, I <3 John Giorno Installation View, Red Bull Studios

Tuesday Under Ten: Amanda Means

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I adore Amanda Means's technically masterful and aesthetically commanding leaves and flowers. They are so elegant and beautiful! 

Amanda Means

Amanda Means

Amanda Means, Installation View

Amanda Means, Installation View

Amanda Means

Amanda Means

Amanda Means

Amanda Means

Favorite of the Week: Sam Samore

I spied this stack of Sam Samore Lips in a lobby on the north end of Madison Square Park last week! I adore this body of work! It's cinematic and voyeuristic and sexy but also a little gritty. 

Sam Samore, Madison Square Park, Installation View

Sam Samore, Madison Square Park, Installation View

I like it so much that I own one myself: 

Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty #44, c. 1990-1999 and Joseph Stashkevetch, Untitled, 2016

Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty #44, c. 1990-1999 and Joseph Stashkevetch, Untitled, 2016

But it's my dream to get two more (and, um, super tall ceilings!) to make a stack like this: 

Russell Groves Interior, photographed for Elle Decor with Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty stack

Russell Groves Interior, photographed for Elle Decor with Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty stack

And two more images just to give you the full picture! 

Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty, 1990-1995

Sam Samore, Allegory of Beauty, 1990-1995

Sam Samore, Tower of Lips, 1990-1995

Sam Samore, Tower of Lips, 1990-1995

Weekend Agenda: Anselm Kiefer

Normally, when I go to Chelsea to visit galleries and do research for my clients, I'll spend the whole day and go to a huge list of about twenty shows. However, the current Anselm Kiefer exhibition at Gagosian is so big, spectacular, varied, and requires such close looking to really I enjoy, I recommend thinking of it as a museum show and making a special one stop Chelsea visit. The work on view includes paintings, artists’s books, and watercolors, referencing uncountable literary sources, and presenting an achingly beautiful vision of life and death, sensuality and spirituality. This show, on view through July 14th, is not to be missed. 

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery (detail)

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Artist Book, Gagosian Gallery (detail)

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Installation View, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Installation View, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm, Gagosian Gallery

Tuesday Under Ten: Chase Langford

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I saw Chase Langford's work at an art fair this spring, and it's stuck with me. The colors are gorgeous, and I love that they read like painting, but have work on paper prices. And, how great do they look in a row?

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014, Installation shot

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014, Installation shot

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Chase Langford, Chroma, 2014

Favorite of the Week: Antonio Murado

I was way downtown last week, so I had an opportunity to visit the Antonio Murado commission I worked on for Brookfield. These three gorgeous paintings went into the office building lobby of what was once the World Financial Center and is now part of the Brookfield Place campus. The Hudson River is right outside the lobby windows, and I love how the paintings relate to water without being on-the-nose waterscapes. At the same time, there's something earthy about them that fits in perfectly with the rough, warm stone surfaces of the lobby. Working closely with an artist on a large-scale commission like this is an exciting process and really different from what I do most days helping my private clients. 

Visit to Antonio Murado Commission at Brookfield Place, New York

Visit to Antonio Murado Commission at Brookfield Place, New York

Antonio Murado, Charon crossing the Styx, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Charon crossing the Styx, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Atlantico,I, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Atlantico,I, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Atlantico,I, 2016, Brookfield Place

Antonio Murado, Atlantico,I, 2016, Brookfield Place

Weekend Agenda: The Met

I saw two shows at the Met recently that blew me away. The first is the Irving Penn retrospective. Known as a fashion photographer, Penn's body of work is actually big and varied, including truly sensitive portraits, still lifes, magazine covers, and travel images. Here are two favorites! 

Irving Penn, Modern Family, 1947

Irving Penn, Modern Family, 1947

Irving Penn, Glove and Shoe, 1947

Irving Penn, Glove and Shoe, 1947

Next, you must pay a visit to Sara Berman's Closet. This pint-sized period room is meticulously filled with clothes and assorted objects, including a jar of white buttons and a bottle of Chanel No 5. For me it was incredibly appealing because I love white on white, tidiness, and a minimalist lifestyle, but I think there's also something so intriguing about looking into this idiosyncratic and highly aesthetic personal space.

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sara Berman's Closet, Metropolitan Museum of Art