DecorativeArts

Tuesday Under Ten: Angel Otero

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: The wonderful artist Angel Otero made a series of hand-glazed porcelain wind chimes as an homage to his grandmother who collected chimes. Each piece in the series of 20 is unique and created with the same transfer process that Otero uses for oil skin paintings. 

Angel Otero, Wind Chimes, 2017

Angel Otero, Wind Chimes, 2017

(detail)

(detail)

Tuesday Under Ten: Ettore Sottsass

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Rago's Mid-Mod auction on Friday includes the adorable Ettore Sottsass Memphis Tahiti Lamp. With an estimate at $1,000 - 1,500 someone should snap this cutie pie up! If you'd like help with bidding, please get in touch!

Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, Tahiti Table Lamp, 1981

Ettore Sottsass for Memphis, Tahiti Table Lamp, 1981

Tuesday Under Ten: Ursula Morley Price

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: I'm loving the delicate beauty of these ceramic sculptures by Ursula Morley Price from her current show. If you're interested in taking a look in person, please get in touch -- the exhibit is up through Friday! 

UrsulaMorley Price, White Twist Form, 2017 

UrsulaMorley Price, White Twist Form, 2017 

Tuesday Under Ten: Oeuffice

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: If you can't get enough of that Ettore Sottsass postmodernism (and if you haven't seen the awesome show at Met Breuer, you should!), take home an Oeuffice object today! I love these limited edition inlaid ziggurats that stand about 20 inches tall. Super chic! 

Oeuffice, Ziggurat "Loewen Stripes Edition, 2012

Oeuffice, Ziggurat "Loewen Stripes Edition, 2012

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.

Weekend Agenda: Chelsea Gallery Walk

There is a zero percent chance of rain on Saturday, and I have spring fever! One of my favorite activities is walking around Chelsea, checking out the latest gallery shows. I totally recommend it! Here's a few to catch. 

Meghan Riepenhoff: Littoral Drift at Yossi Milo Gallery, Installation view (Open through April 29)

Meghan Riepenhoff: Littoral Drift at Yossi Milo Gallery, Installation view (Open through April 29)

Yoshitomo Nara: Thinker at Pace Gallery (Open through April 29)

Yoshitomo Nara: Thinker at Pace Gallery (Open through April 29)

Les Lalanne at Paul Kasmin Gallery (Open through April 22)

Les Lalanne at Paul Kasmin Gallery (Open through April 22)

Weekend Agenda: Living with Art Preview

I love Christie's biannual Living with Art auctions! If you want to decorate your home in a traditional style or just mix in a few antiques, this is the place to look. The preview opens tomorrow and stays on view until the sales on March 28th and 29th. Here are a few of my favs! (Does anyone want to go in on the bird pictures with me? I don't really need all 22!) 

Louis XV-style walnut chair, Estimate: $1,500 – 2,000

Louis XV-style walnut chair, Estimate: $1,500 – 2,000

A set of 22 Ornithological Studies, Early Nineteenth Century, Estimate: $15,000 – 25,000

A set of 22 Ornithological Studies, Early Nineteenth Century, Estimate: $15,000 – 25,000

A French giltwood toubouret, Estimate: $2,000 – 3,000

A French giltwood toubouret, Estimate: $2,000 – 3,000

Hunt Slonem, Cockatoo (two works), 1995/6, Estimate: $2,000 – 3,000

Hunt Slonem, Cockatoo (two works), 1995/6, Estimate: $2,000 – 3,000

Weekend Agenda: Living with Art Auction Preview

The preview exhibition for Christie's Living with Art sale is on view from Friday, February 3 through Wednesday, February 8.  This fun auction has tons of material under $10,000 in a variety of collecting categories, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, and decorative objects. If you're looking to fill a few walls or pick up some interesting decor, let's make a date to visit the preview! Here are just a few of my favorites. I included the auction estimates -- and please note, most of this work is being offered without a reserve, meaning that there's no minimum bid to win. 

Flemish, Female Satyr and Child, Early 17th Century,  White marble relief,  12 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000

Flemish, Female Satyr and Child, Early 17th Century, White marble relief, 12 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000

Italian School, The Gallery in the Pitti Palace, Florence, 19th Century, Oil on canvas, 19 x 14 1/2 inches, Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000 

Italian School, The Gallery in the Pitti Palace, Florence, 19th Century, Oil on canvas, 19 x 14 1/2 inches, Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000 

Group of 10 Models of Shoes and 1 Pig, Late 19th Century, Wood, Dimensions vary, Estimate: $800 - 1,200

Group of 10 Models of Shoes and 1 Pig, Late 19th Century, Wood, Dimensions vary, Estimate: $800 - 1,200

Italian Marble Console Table, 19th Century, 36 3/4 x 54 3/4 x 23 inches, Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

Italian Marble Console Table, 19th Century, 36 3/4 x 54 3/4 x 23 inches, Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000