Posts Tagged: art

Nina Campbell Barbary toile Year of the Monkey

Monday marks Chinese New Year with the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle. For centuries, people’s fascination with these simian creatures has been documented in both fine and decorative art, often depicting them dressed up and aping human behavior.…
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Boutet de Monvel self portrait Boutet de Monvel at Sotheby’s

Today continues the story of Paris and Art Deco with the work of fascinating artist Bernard Boutet de Monvel, whose art is the subject of a Sotheby’s Auction in Paris on April 5th and 6th. I first became acquainted with the work of Boutet de Monvel from the portrait of Le Maharadjah d’Indore which graces the cover of a favorite book, Made for Maharajas.…
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Elle Shushan booth at Winter Antiques Show 2016 Young Collectors Night at the Winter Antiques Show

The 2016 Young Collectors Night last Thursday at the Winter Antiques Show, was, as always, a festive evening celebrating what is widely considered the most prestigious show for the best of the best in fine and decorative arts. More than 800 fashionable folks came for a private viewing of the show and to mingle with top interior designers and a social crowd of New York’s design aficionados, all to benefit the East Side House Settlement.…
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Luxury of Time exhibit Mantel clock The Luxury of Time at the Met

The luxury of time is a valuable asset when visiting the vast collections, exhibits and shops at the Metropolitan Museum. The phrase also refers to a small yet marvelous current exhibition at the museum featuring pieces from its distinguished collection of European timepieces.…
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Highlights of the Winter Antiques Show 2016 Winter Antiques Show 2016

While our focus may be on the upcoming holidays, treats in the new year will include the prestigious Winter Antiques Show 2016. This year’s Honorary Design Chairs are a stellar group including Nate Berkus, Ellie Cullman, Alexa Hampton, and Markham Roberts.…
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Mathilde Nivet for Cartier Mathilde Nivet and the Art of Paper

With the holidays upon us, window displays are front and center. From Bergdorf’s legendary masterpieces to the many brands that spare no expense to make their products shine, there are legions of art directors and set designers behind the scenes who make it all possible.…
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Villa Santo Sospir via Fabrizio Rollo Villa Santo Sospir

Sometimes, as you’re falling down a rabbit hole, you happen upon a rare gem. Hence this weekend treat. Jean Cocteau’s amazing Milly La Forêt, now a museum a short trip from Paris on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, is his oft published residence.…
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Sotheby's auction of Virginia horse country estate Sotheby’s Auction of a Distinguished Estate

While it would be impossible to top the enormity and stellar selections of the milestone Bunny Mellon sale last fall, an upcoming Sotheby’s auction this October will present the property from another distinguished Virginia horse country estate. The elegant home of Mary Sayles Booker Braga’s ‘Oakendale,’ near Middleburg, below, contained a collection of fine art, furniture and decorative art purchased from many of the best dealers in New York and London.…
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Joseph Cornell, Tilly Losch, c. 1935-38 If You’re Heading to London

This summer’s theme in these parts has clearly settled on travel. Whether extended weekends or weeks long summer idyls, inspiration is everywhere. For those who might be heading to London, there are several not-to-be-missed exhibits in town. Most appropriate perhaps is the Joseph Cornell show at the Royal Academy of Arts.…
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Staffordshire Dog by Hayley Sarno The Timeless Charm of Hayley Sarno Prints

For those of you (and I hope that’s all of you) who follow Susanna Salk’s and my video series, you will have noticed our fun new opening. We’ve received so much enthusiastic feedback about the animated illustrations by Hayley Sarno that add such timeless charm to each new episode.…
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