2016 Favorites

Introducing a new weekly feature! Every Monday, I will share an image of my favorite work of art I saw the previous week. To close out 2016, here is a round up of my 2016 favorites! 

Favorite Museum Show
Visiting Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest exhibition at the New Museum is like exploring a magical underwater land. Enchanting for adults and would be super fun with kids. It’s beautiful, transporting, and interesting—everything I’m looking for in art. Open at the New Museum through January 15.

Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest, Installation view, New Museum, October 26, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest, Installation view, New Museum, October 26, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Favorite Gallery Show
My favorite gallery show of the year was Elizabeth Peyton’s perceptive, sensitive portraits at Gladstone uptown. Exquisitely painted and extraordinarily expressive, I could not tear myself away from these pictures. Living with one of these paintings would be such a privilege. If you’re drawn to her work, I would love to talk to you adding a piece to your collection. 

SPEED POWER TIME HEART: New Paintings by Elizabeth Peyton, Gladstone 64, November 4 - December 21, 2016

SPEED POWER TIME HEART: New Paintings by Elizabeth Peyton, Gladstone 64, November 4 - December 21, 2016

Favorite Piece I Sold to a Client
I am so proud of the three commissioned paintings by Antonio Murado I placed in the Brookfield property that was once the World Financial Center in downtown New York. Adjacent to the Hudson River, these watery abstracted seascapes offer a moment of escape in a busy corporate lobby. I love working on commissions for both private and corporate collections. It allows my clients to get exactly the piece they want and something that was created specially for them. Please get in touch with me to discuss a commission for your home or office! 

Antonio Murado, Atlantico I, 2016, Oil on canvas, 66 x 72 inches

Antonio Murado, Atlantico I, 2016, Oil on canvas, 66 x 72 inches

Antonio Murado, Charon crossing the Styx, 2016, Oil on canvas, 90 x 150 inches

Antonio Murado, Charon crossing the Styx, 2016, Oil on canvas, 90 x 150 inches

Favorite Piece I Bought for Myself
I have wanted a lips photograph by Sam Samore for a decade. This piece failed to find a buyer at a Phillips auction last spring, so I made an offer and got it for a great price! If there’s a picture you’ve been hunting, let me know, and I will keep my eyes open for a great a deal for you! 

Sam Samore, Allegories of Beauty #44, c. 1990-1999, Gelatin silver print, 26 15/16 x 49 3/4 inches AP 1 (from an Edition of 2 + 1AP)  

Sam Samore, Allegories of Beauty #44, c. 1990-1999, Gelatin silver print, 26 15/16 x 49 3/4 inches
AP 1 (from an Edition of 2 + 1AP)