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modern glass that inspires: baldwin guggisberg

modern glass baldwin guggisberg

Modern glass vessels help bring freshness to a room that heavier sculpture and flat art can’t always do. Recently a dear friend brought to my attention the inspired glass works of American-Swiss artists based in Wales: Baldwin Guggisberg. I’m so … Continue reading

Jason Salavon reconfigures data into art

Jason Salavon amalgamated images

Contemporary American artist Jason Salavon (b. 1970) has been preaching for years that reconfiguring data can result in amazing art – and I have to agree. Using his proprietary software, he merges masses of data that share a common theme … Continue reading

Authenticity in the works of Lin Tianmiao, China’s most famous female artist

The Asia Society of New York currently has a retrospective on contemporary Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao that I went to see the other day.  I’m embarrassed to say, I didn’t know much about the artist but unlike many an exhibition, … Continue reading

A stellar console that stands its ground

Inspired by the jagged edges that capture and reflect light in uncut precious stones, Brit designer Jake Phipps has designed this remarkable, drop-dead gorgeous, and marvelous Stellar Console. Limited to an edition of 25, this polished stainless-steel art piece has … Continue reading

A quick guide to buying at auction

I was recently interviewed by Ohio-based interior design maven Lisa  M. Smith, principal of the studio Interior Design Factory and founder of the Décor Girl blog, to discuss some tips for buying at auction. As a former insider with the … Continue reading

Francis Bacon’s anguished Pope Innocent X at Sotheby’s: talk about art with wall power

Pictures of Popes and Cardinals can be a difficult sell.  While these were prevalent in the centuries prior to the 20th, I wouldn’t say they are popular with today’s artists or art-buying crowd.  So what’s all the fuss about a … Continue reading

a movie still of 1880s Parisian street life – the work of French artist Jean Béraud

While we often think of the work of the Impressionists in the second half to the 19th century, there were more realistic painters and many of these had a huge following. One such artist was Jean Béraud (1849-1935) whose work … Continue reading