Medium: silkscreen / serigraph. Printed on smooth wove paper and tipped (lightly mounted along one edge) by the publisher onto a support sheet. This piece was published by Groupe Espace in Milan for the very rare Documenti d’Arte d’Oggi (1955-56). The image measures 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (115 x 120mm). Not signed. Condition: there are some scratches to the surface.
- $250 USD
Known for his original vision, Hedi Slimane brings a simple, spare grace to the worlds of photography and fashion. Alternating melancholy and hope, Slimane’s images are composed with great precision. The classical lighting and compositions are paired with dark, intriguing narratives. Influenced by many genres, Slimane’s vision is fresh and tinged by a romantic sensibility. As with his work as creative director at Dior Homme, his masterly photographs are superbly crafted and sublime. Slimane finds inspiration in the diverse realms of pop culture, nature, history–and the human form. This varied collection is sure to inspire. His subjects include Pete Doherty, Kate Moss and Lady Gaga–to mention a few.
- $27 USD
Chocolate bar, made for the exhibition of the artist Olle Baertling at the Museum of modern art in Stockholm.
Commuters passing through the busy Zurich Bahnhof over the course of a week in February got a special treat. There Volvo set up its latest S60 luxury sedan against a white backdrop as an “art car” project, and invited ten graffiti artists to share their vision.
Isamu Noguchi (野口 勇, Noguchi Isamu?, November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.In 1947 Noguchi began a collaboration with the Herman Miller company, when he joined with George Nelson, Paul László and Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing what is often considered to be the most influential body of modern furniture ever produced, including the iconic Noguchi table which remains in production today His work lives on around the world and at the Noguchi Museum in New York City.
(Oil on Canvas)
Richard Estes (b. May 14, 1932, Kewanee, Illinois) is an American artist, best known for his photorealist paintings. The paintings generally consist of reflective, clean, and inanimate city and geometric landscapes. He is regarded as one of the founders of the international photo-realist movement of the late 1960s, with such painters as Ralph Goings, Chuck Close, and Duane Hanson. Author Graham Thompson wrote, “One demonstration of the way photography became assimilated into the art world is the success of photorealist painting in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is also called super-realism or hyper-realism and painters like Richard Estes, Denis Peterson, Audrey Flack, and Chuck Close often worked from photographic stills to create paintings that appeared to be photographs.”
In his magisterial Fine Bird Books, Sir Sacheverall Sitwell says of Audubon: ‘There is nothing in the world of fine books quite like the discovery of Audubon. The giant energy of the man, his power of achievement and accomplishment, give him something of the epical force of a Walt Whitman or a Herman Melville…Audubon is the greatest of bird Painters; he belongs to American history.’John James Audubon’s Birds of America, from which this selection has been taken, is the finest pictorial ornithological book ever produced. Unlike the drawings and paintings of his contemporaries, which were produced from prepared skins and zoo specimens, Audubon’s paintings are taken directly from his observations in the wild, and the richness and directness come straight from the real world. No wonder that Audubon became known in his lifetime as ‘The American Woodsman’.
Audubon was unable to raise sufficient financial backing in the United States and he sailed for England in 1826. In its original form, Birds of America contained 435 hand-colored, aquatinted plates which were completed between 1827 and 1838. It was printed in London and bound into four double elephant folio volumes (measuring approximately 30 X 27 inches (76 X 69 cm)) so that all the birds could be illustrated life-size. Between 175 and 200 sets were produced, and the last complete set to come to auction fetched nearly $3,000,000.
Cisternerne is a new permanent museum of modern glass art – stained glass – with exhibitions from Robert Jacobsen, Carl-Henning Petersen, Tróndur Patursson, Leif Sylvester, Peter Brandes, Arne Haugen Sørensen, Jette Vogt, Adi Holzer, Eva Weiss Bentzon. The exhibition area of the museum is the old water cisterns under Søndermarken, 4200 m2. The stained glass and the beautiful surroundings is an art experience out of the ordinary.Cisternerne – The Museum of Modern Glass Art extended its area in 2007, and presents a new area of 1400 square meters (approx. 4200 square feet) by including the cistern situated under Søndermarken. The extended area not only provides an opportunity for more space in the exhibition area, but also gives a complete picture of this historic water reservoir.
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(Giclée print on ultra premium paper.Measures 16 x 21.3 inchesLimited edition of 500.)
The grooves in this phonograph record form circleswhich endlessly play the sounds of summer rain.lay back and enjoy the non-stop tracks of variousfalling rain drops…
- $39 USD
Wade Guyton (b. 1972, Hammond, Indiana) is an American artist. Art critic Holland Cotter, writing in The New York Times said that Guyton, “takes modernism, with its touchy-feely spiritual pretensions, for a hard ride. And as always he goes well beyond a one-line put-down.”
Piet Hein (16 December 1905 – 17 April 1996) was a Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet, often writing under the Old Norse pseudonym “Kumbel” meaning “tombstone”. His short poems, known as gruks or grooks first started to appear in the daily newspaper “Politiken” shortly after the Nazi occupation in April 1940 under the pseudonym “Kumbel Kumbell”
“WHAT LOVE IS LIKE”
Love is like
Le Corbusier Lithograph in colors. Signed and dated in the plate. Printed by Mourlot, Paris.
(28 x 21 in Limited Edition Le Corbusier Lithograph in colors. Signed and dated in the plate. Printed by Mourlot, Paris)
(Mannequins, Quai D’Orsay Iphoto, 1977)
(44 x 57 cm/ 17 x 22.5 in)
Delphin Enjolras (May 13, 1857 – 1945) was a French academic painter. Enjolras painted portraits, nudes, interiors, and used mostly watercolours, oil and pastels. He is best known for his intimate portraits of young women performing mundane activities such as reading or sewing, often by illuminated by lamplight.
(Model for Playground Equipment for Ala Moana Park, Sculpture).
A model for a set of swings, seesaw and other playground equipment made up of geometric shapes. An unrealized design intended for the Ala Moana Park in Honolulu, Hawaii. References: Grove, Nancy & Diane Botnick, “The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924-1979,” New York: Garland Pub., 1980, no. 167. Illustration: Grove, Nancy & Diane Botnick, “The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924-1979,” New York: Garland Pub., 1980, plate 167.
Born in 1901, Harry Beckhoff began illustrating professionally in 1927 and continued to do work in this, his signature style, for the next 5 decades â€“ until his death in 1979.
(Mirror SculpturesYear: 1965 Small series. Manufacturer: Panton Design, CH; ab 1974 Beylerian, USA)
Relief-type mirror sections in squares or triangles. The basic section can be either flat or divided into one, four or sixteen pyramids. All parts can be combined into formats of any sizeâ€¨â€¨Material: wooden frame; mirror glass tiles, also in smoked glass
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Daniel Massen immigrated to the United States in 1929 after completing his art training at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen. Settling in Chicago, he quickly achieved success as an industrial and interior designer. Many of his interiors included murals of his own design, which reflected the prevailing tastes of the time of stylized art deco figures and patterns. One of Massen’s best known interiors was for the Chicago Athletic Club. It is not clear when Massen began to explore pure abstraction and geometry in his painting, but perhaps his affinity for grids and patterning originated in his design and mural work of the 1920s. Several of his mural studies from this period are nonobjective. In 1930 Massen hired the young artist Charles Biederman to assist him as a housepainter, interior designer, and pewter ware designer. As Biederman developed as an artist the two influenced each other and remained supportive friends through each other’s lives. Many of Massen’s rigidly geometric paintings and constructions show this affiliation with Biederman. When Laszló Moholy-Nagy set up his New Bauhaus school in Chicago named the Chicago School of Design, Massen was asked to be an instructor, teaching color theory, painting, and design through the 1940s. The influence of Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus led Massen’s art become entirely based on geometry. Among all the non-objective work produced in Chicago during the 1930s and 1940s, Massen’s paintings and constructions are the most severe and mature. Massen exhibited regularly in the Art Institute of Chicago annual exhibitions and was included in the Abstract and Surrealist American Art exhibition at the same museum in 1947-48. He does not appear to have exhibited much outside of Chicago, with the exception of a masterful, large geometric construction with Lucite and copper elements at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts around 1940. Massen continued to paint and teach in Chicago until 1962 when he moved to Washington, DC, where he died in 1971.
Omar Rayo was the first contemporary Colombian artist to be immediately recognized on an international level—his work was included in several important collections and museums before any other Colombian artist. This detailed analysis allows readers to appreciate the depth and differentiated personality of each one of his works. Along with written essays, this compilation of more than 200 works of art brings the Omar Rayo experience to life.
(Ray with a prototype of “The Toy”, 1951.)
Stylish photograph album that can be personalised with gold-blocking. Large photograph album fully bound in Mara leather, in chocolate brown. Bound with 48 black card leaves. The front cover looks lovely when gold blocked. Presented in a tissue lined Smythson Nile Blue box. 11″ x 14″ / 28 x 37cm. From £225.00
(Amplifier – car speaker, Ikea lamp, hand built amplifier 7″x24″x24″ 2008)
Published in 1964 by Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life. Size: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (sheet).
Herman Makkink’s kinetic sculpture – The Rocking Machine – has been resurrected! Now available for the first time since 1969 in a limited amount of six, it is hand cast in fibre glass from the original mould, numbered and signed by the artist himself. Material: spraypainted polyester fibre glass lead weight mechanism Dimensions: length 75 cm/ width 45 cm/ height 30 cm/ weight ±8 kg
(Hand built stereo amplifier 36″ x18″ x12″ 2008)
(Stylist: Edward Enninful Set Design: Jack Flanagan Hair styling: Julien d’Ys Make-up: Peter Philips for Chanel Manicure: Bernadette Thompson Via W Magazine)
(Saint Tropez, 1975)
This particular variation of Albers’ Homage to the Square series is called “White Line Squares”. Printed in Germany by Atelier Herbert Geier and published in 1968 by George Wittenborn of New York, for a now very scarce catalogue raisonné. Image size: 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (225 x 225 mm)
(2006 Lycra, Kunststoff, Nagellack, 4 x 75 x 25 cm Privatbesitz, Italien © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012)
Peter Jakubik (born 9 april 1979 , Prešov) achieved his Master’s degree in Applied Arts and Industrial Design at The Academy of Fine Art and design in Bratislava. Peter Jakubik is an accomplished designer and brings together his experiences in designer leadership, creative consulting in fashion and lifestyle product design. Peter combines a talent for provoking ideas with a passion for spicy details.
The works of Rene Magritte (1898 – 1967) and the ideas that underlie them are a special case both in the history of modern art and in surrealist painting. In the search for the “mystery” in which things and organisms are enveloped, Magritte created pictures which, taking everyday reality as their starting point, were to follow a different logic from that to which we are accustomed. Magritte depicts the world of reality in such unsecretive superficiality that the beholder of his pictures is forced to reflect that the mystery of it is not evoked by some sentimental transfiguration, but rather by the logic of his thoughts and associations. Magritte thus invented an inimitable pictorial language which he uses to question our usual comprehension of pictures. In this book, Jacques Meuris traces Magritte’s artistic development from its beginnings until the end of his life, and in doing so underlines the originality of this great Belgian Surrealist.
(Courtesy Andrea Mancuso)
Realised in 2009, Plat à fromage was one of Andrea’s first finalised designs. While she was eating some cheese in a lovely brasserie in Paris she had the impression that the classic wooden cheese board shape was really similar to a human body.
Bruno Munari (October 24, 1907, Milan – September 30, 1998, Milan) was an Italian artist and designer, who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) and non visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method and creativity.
(Salvador Dalí, Mae West Lips Sofa, divano, 1936, edizione 1974, Courtesy Stratton Foundation for the cultural arts)