click here to maximize your minimalism!
click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee
are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
chronicling my quest for the one true
have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
every design, fashion and art magazine I read lately features some important directional artist making big contributions to their genre. and where do they live? brooklyn!
who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
clothing & accessories design
useful, economical, modular pieces that can be mix-matched in numerous
ways (because why can't fashion be useful and lasting? I think
it can!) So I say Maximize your Minimalism!
Satin Karate Belt featured in Dec 06 Real Simple
Voted Best Designer 2006 Style Bakery
'On the Rise'
Daily Buss Feature
in the blog press
the girl who ate everything
(into) the fray
far too cute
couture in the city
high fashion girl
furniture (especially chairs from the 50s and 60s), uniforms, repeating patterns, menswear, Oscar Niemeyer,
traditional Japanese architecture, the Rimpa School and Ogata Korin's 8-Point Bridge, Matisse, bromeliads,
succulents and other waxy flora
bamboo, coral, moss, woodgrain, silhouettes & other cut-outs, plastic,
low-resolution images, the photo copier, off-registration prints, Max
Ernst's Lunar Asparagus, NYC fire call boxes that look like Kannon, Fauvist color sense, the Noguchi Museum,
pretty much all of Abstract Expressionism
magazines of current
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper
favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation
current shoe obsession
alas, the sneaker. (because I live in nyc and walk a ton!) but not too
sneakery of a sneaker. more of a sneaker disguised as a shoe, like a mary
jane style or a high-tech looking black one with a metallic accent. how
about Royal Elastics? I must go try some on. I really like the non-sneakeryness
of their styles.
contemporary art evening, sotheby's
Watch this video
of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's London with Oliver Barker, Head of Contemporary Art. Featuring work of Peter Doig
, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Andreas Gursky
and many more.
Aha! We can make an absentee bid for the Gursky [99 Cent II, Diptych, 2001
]. To digress a bit, this Gursky is very similar to the work that was just sold at Phillips de Pury
that we saw in November. I looked up the provenance on Sotheby's site and it said "Matthew Marks Gallery
," the same provenance as the work offered by Phillips. Perhaps it is the same work that was just purchased? I think it would have to be reflected in the provenance. I am not sure. I would love to know. I am sure it will fetch a larger sum this time around.
Estimated at $2,500,000 - 3,500,000
Sold for $2,480,000
Estimated at 900,000 -1,200,000 GBP ($1,768,590 - 2,358,120)
Sold for _____________ (my prediction: $2.7 million)AUCTION RESULT: 1,700,000 GBP ($3,351,720)
I will be checking back on this Lot 62.
Anyway, if you find yourself in London, there is still time to view the exhibition:
Contemporary Art, Evening Sale
Date & Time:
Wednesday, 7 Feb 07, 7:00 PM
London, New Bond Street
Exhibition: (free & open to the public)
Friday, 2 Feb 07, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, 3 Feb 07, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 4 Feb 07, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, 5 Feb 07, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, 6 Feb 07, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 7 Feb 07, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Labels: andreas gursky, contemporary art, sotheby's