It was recently brought to my attention of a new online market place, The Highboy. They have a nicely curated selection of antiques, fine art, vintage furnishings and design objects, all from trusted and reputable dealers in the industry.
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel opened in downtown LA this last weekend. The inaugural show “Revolution in the Making, Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016,” features almost a hundred works ranging from pioneering female artists.
Watch curator Paul Schimmel discuss LA’s new art space.
There are several art fairs going on in and around LA this weekend. Most started earlier in the week, but you still have time to hit a bunch of them before they end.
Yesterday I checked out Art Los Angeles Contemporary at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. I was amused by this Brian Bress video installation shown above and wanted to share with you. I have my other highlights from the show featured on my instagram here.
James Welling “7690” 42″ x 63″, 2015 Inkjet print on rag paper Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects
Going on now thru January 24th, the international photographic art exposition – photo l.a. – celebrates its 25th anniversary at The REEF, located in the historic LA Mart building in Downtown Los Angeles.
photo l.a. has a long and rich history of bringing the photographic and arts communities together. Each year they expand their uniquely diverse showcase of photographic art, ranging from 19th Century works to contemporary and innovative photo-based art. Galleries, dealers, museums, schools, and non-profit organizations participate to define what photography has been, what it is today, and what it might evolve into. To foster a dialogue they curate and present our acclaimed programming, which includes lectures, roundtable discussions, special installations, and docent tours with distinguished members of the photography/arts community.
BILLINGS LA Auction House is a curated live auction and design community-inspired happening at the Great Company, at 1917 Bay Street. The auction house was recently established in the heart of Los Angeles’ evolving arts district to provide affordable access to quality vintage modern furnishings, art, objects and accessories. Offering rare and noteworthy pieces at low to no reserve, with estimates ranging from $100 to $5,000, its curated cross-section covers the pedigreed to the anonymous, and the classic to the unusual. Co-founded by four highly respected Los Angeles dealers and gallerists, BILLINGS has amassed a collection of a hundred years of North American and international design and decorative arts from the 20th to early 21st centuries, placing an emphasis on mid-century modern selections and pieces from the 60’s and 70’s. December 12th auction is open to the public and will offer live entertainment, featuring music, and food trucks. Lot Previews will take place at BILLINGS’ 1919 Bay Street location from Dec 6 to Dec 12, from 10am-4pm. The option to participate remotely online and place absentee bids is available via LiveAuctioneers.com.
Just this month, Julian Lombrail opened his 3rd outpost of Carpenters Workshop in a penthouse on the 5th Avenue in New York City. Located between the new flagship store of Microsoft and Peter Marinos glass palace for Louis Vuitton at the 57th Street hovers the duplex apartment, where the Carpenters Workshop has established as a meditation room for art and design high above the hustle and bustle of shopping. ~ ad-magazin.de “I wanted to be accessible for clients such as Peter Marino, Juan Pablo Molyneux and Robert Couturier easily,” says Lombrail .
There’s a new book on my radar and I want to share it with you. “This is the House That Jack Built” named from the nursery rhyme, gives us a look at the contemporary art and design collection of the very private art collector, Maja Hoffmann. Art directed by Beda Achermann and photographed by François Halard, both have created images of Hoffman’s collection located in her homes in tight vignettes with text of the nursery rhyme woven throughout the book.
“This Is The House That Jack Built” plays down Hoffmann’s actual houses while (like the nursery rhyme) conveying the centrality of the idea of home, yet one is struck by the breathtakingly original interiors furnished with the best examples of 20th-century design. Hoffmann’s eye for architecture and furniture is as discerning as it is for paintings, and she manages to create spaces where the art, despite its importance, doesn’t overshadow the life of a room. ~T Magazine
LA Design Festival is a citywide Design Event starting now continuing through June 14th. Events include Marmol Radziner Studio Tour, award-winning firm known for its innovative design approach and expertise in architecture, construction, interior design, landscape design, furniture design, and jewelry design, River Makers Bash; an outdoor event on Mission Street by the LA River, Intro LA at Mack Sennett studios in Silver Lake showcasing local and contract firms, a solo exhibition for Arik Levy, the Israeli born and Paris-based artist and designer at Please Do Not Enter,549 S Olive Street, as well as City Design Tours that cover design studios in Inglewood, Historic Downtown LA, and the Arts District, Chinatown and Olvera Street.
Many, many more events are scheduled and can be discovered here.