(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)
(Anais Pouliot for Numéro. Styling: Samuel Francois. Model: Anais Pouliot)
Alessandro Mendini (born 16 August 1931 in Milan) is an Italian designer and architect. He played an important part in the development of Italian design. He also worked, aside from his artistic career, for Casabella, Modo and Domus magazines. His design has been characterized by his strong interest in mixing different cultures and different forms of expression; he creates graphics, furniture, interiors, paintings and architectures and wrote several articles and books; he is also renowned as an enthusiastic member of jury in architectural competition for young designers, such as the DBEW competition in South Korea or the Braun prize. He also teaches at the University of Milan. Currently he runs his own practice in Milan, the Atelier Mendini, together with his brother Francesco Mendini.
(Photo Fiona Makkink)
Dutch sculptor Herman Makkink with the Rocking Machine, a penis sculpture, from Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, 1971. His work is currently on view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark, Rotterdam.
Hattomonkey design studio has created a brand new dairy beverage product package concept. So the task which has been set before designers is to invent a package, which is to underline naturality, there by to get closer to the consumer of diary products. The idea was born unexpectedly -to stylize package by a cross stitch.
Ettore Sottsass (Innsbruck 1917- Milano 2007). His long career and his strange objects are here described. From the long collaboration with Olivetti firm and the Memphis Group he founded in 1981, symbol of the so called New design .
Centre Georges Pompidou (also known as the Pompidou Centre in English) is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais. It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture. It houses the Bibliothèque publique d’information, a vast public library, the Musée National d’Art Moderne which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. Because of its location, the Centre is known locally as Beaubourg. It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who decided its creation, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. The Centre Pompidou has had over 150 million visitors since 1977. The sculpture, Horizontal by Alexander Calder, a free-standing mobile that is twenty-five feet high, was placed permanently in front of the Centre Pompidou by the architect of the building.
While your there, enjoy lunch or dinner at Restaurant Georges on the 6th floor. The food there is great and the view is amazing!
Place Georges Pompidou
19, rue Beaubourg
Eric Fischl emerged in the 1980s as one of America’s most important figurative painters. His paintings, many of which show a single intense moment, compel the viewer to participate in a world of middle-class suburban ambiguity and drama. In Fischl’s engaging distinctly American canvases, narrative, morality, sexuality, and psychology are preeminent. This volume, an expanded edition of Eric Fischl 1970-2000, is the most comprehensive examination of this important contemporary painter. More than 250 works, selected in conjunction with the artist, present the full scope of Fischl’s career: the formative work of the 1970s; the breakthrough paintings of the 1980s, including the controversial Sleepwalker and Bad Boy; and the mature work, often of a personal and contemplative nature, of the 1990s and 2000s. In his most recent paintings, Fischl has turned to multipiece cycles: The Bed, The Chair series, starting with The Philosopher’s Chair; canvases inspired by trips to Italy and India; and the paintings—Fischl terms them “narrative fictions”—of the “Krefeld Project.” These engrossing images have been accomplished with a mastery that has been compared to that of Caravaggio. The introduction, by philosopher and critic Arthur C. Danto, offers a perceptive study of Fischl’s work over the course of four decades. Commentary drawn from interviews with the artist, conducted by noted writer Robert Enright, accompanies the paintings. Finally, a witty and personal afterword by Steve Martin, best known as a gifted comic actor and author, but also an astute collector of modern art, discusses Barbeque, a famed Fischl painting from his private collection.
‘Let us create the new building of the future together; it will combine architecture, sculpture, and painting in a single form’. With this vision, Walter Gropius, in 1919, opened the Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar, which was to become one of the most influential schools of art, design and architecture from Dessau to Chicago. Artists such as Kandinsky, Itten, Feiniger, Klee, Moholy-Nagy and Schlemmer taught there and, together with directors Gropius and van der Rohe, led the Bauhaus to embody reform, experimentation and the avant-garde. Through artworks, archival records and interviews, this film delves into the exciting story of the school and its protagonists.
“The crushing force of time is before my eyes, and I myself try to keep pressing the shutter release of the camera. In this inevitable race between the two of us, I feel I am going to be burnt up.” – Daido Moriyama
Amsterdam-based photographers Blommers and Niels Schumm both studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and started working together in 1998. They operate in a zone between fashion, art and photography, with shifting perspectives, where images move back and forth between different meanings. In this shoot for Baron Magazine, Blommers and Schumm made normal objects appear erotic. ‘It’s nice that people think they are perverts, looking at these boring still lifes,’ they say.
(Lady Medina, The Ritz 1977 – Image by © 2011 Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive)
Schlemmer is one of the lesser-known Weimar and Bauhaus artists. This book is a catalog of the Baltimore Museum of Art show now touring the United States. Various essays describe the social and political climate of the times and Schlemmer’s work in experimental theater and dance. Chronology of his life (with photographs) is included, along with descriptions of the contents of the show. Schlemmer took the human figure and tried for a geometrical objectivity, but emotional mystery still remains. The numerous color plates, many of them rarely if ever reproduced in an English-language book, will be of interest to artists and scholars.
François Barraud (14 November 1899 – 11 September 1934) was a Swiss painter.Barraud was the eldest of four brothers who all painted or sculpted at various points in their lives. The brothers, François, Aimé, Aurèle and Charles, were largely self-taught artists having been raised as professional plasterers and house painters. Barraud attended evening classes at the local art school in 1911 together with his brothers. In 1919, he exhibited his paintings in La Chaux-de-Fonds and participated in the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Basel. Encouraged by the success of the exhibitions he left Switzerland in 1922, and moved to Reims in France where he worked as a house painter for two years. He married Marie, a French woman, in 1924. Marie subsequently featured as a model in several of his paintings. Around 1924 or 1925, Barraud found work in Paris as an artist and craftsman. While living in Paris he studied painting at the Louvre. François Barraud painted mainly still lifes, female nudes and portraits, including several double portraits of himself and his wife, Marie His precise, realist style of painting developed under the influence of the old Flemish and French masters he had studied at the Louvre. Barraud suffered periods of illness throughout his life and died of tuberculosis in Geneva, in 1934, at the age of 34. Arthur Stoll held a major collection of François Barraud’s works. His works are also held in the Musée des beaux-arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Coninx Museum in Zurich and the Foundation for Art, Culture and History in Winterthur.