categories + archives: sculpture

contemporary british silversmiths on display

For two weeks each year, London’s eyes fall upon the creations of the very best contemporary British silversmiths at the Goldsmiths’ Fair – a selling exhibition – and I happened to be in the City to take a peek in … Continue reading

masterworks of art: the mellon collection at sothebys

masterworks of art mellon collection sothebys

Any list of American collectors of great masterworks of art undoubtedly includes the late Paul Mellon (1907-1999) and his recently deceased wife Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (1910-2014). In my view, they were without a doubt our nation’s greatest cultural patrons who … Continue reading

Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore Sculpture at Bonhams

I was recently asked what is the one art piece I covet and, assuming price were no object, I replied without hesitation it would be a Henry Moore sculpture. I can think of no other artwork that so effortlessly captures the human … Continue reading

modern silver accessories from wiener silber manufactur

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Modern silver accessories are the finishing touches to any well-designed room.  They hit just the right note, saying that this is a home with sophisticated taste.  I’ve written about many of my favorite silversmiths over the years, but luckily I … Continue reading

monkeying around: a lalanne sculpture at sotheby’s paris

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Lalanne sculpture has become a calling card in the world of modern and contemporary art telling people that you have arrived on the frenzied scene of “true” art collecting.  I usually avoid the over-hyped names in art; my feeling is … Continue reading

barry friedman at christie’s: high-end contemporary design for sale

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Barry Friedman, one of New York’s premier modern design dealers is retiring and selling part of his extensive contemporary design collection of furniture and art at Christie’s New York over the course of three days starting tomorrow 25 March 2014. … Continue reading

precious urushi lacquer objects from japan

Urushi Lacquer Ippodo Gallery

For Asia Week in New York, Ippodo Gallery is introducing Jihei Murase, a craftsman whose incredible urushi lacquer objects have my head spinning. I really never thought I would fall for lacquerware objects, but it just comes to show that if … Continue reading