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West Edge Design Fair

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WestEdge™Design Fair at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, features the latest products from leading & emerging design brands.  Today is the last day and you have a chance to sit in on the following talks:

11:30-12:30 PM – Coastal Chic- Creating the Perfect Beach Sanctuary with Betsy Burnham, Burnham Design; Doug Burdge, Burdge & Associates Architects; and David Charvet, Jones Builders Group.

1:00-2:00 PM – Hollywood in Your Own Home–Set Decorator Secrets featuring Featuring: Don Diers, Beauchamp Fontaine, Jan Pascale, Halina Siwolop, and Bryan John Venegas, SDSA Members

2:30-3:30 PM – Modernism in Palm Springs featuring Lori Dennis, Lori Dennis Design; Kelli Ellis, HGTV, Hulu, TLC, Bravo; Christopher Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy Inc.

More info here.

~images via westedgedesignfair 

AD HOC

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Parachute Market, a  conceptual design fair and marketplace returning with its 5th installment to the downtown Arts District, Los Angeles,  at the monumental One Santa Fe building on Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7.  “AD HOC” will explore the ethos of the temporary marketplace and the increasingly significant role it plays in art making, commerce and community.

Co-founded by set designer Coryander Friend and CNTRL Group Agency in 2013, Parachute Market offers a platform for timeless objects and enduring design with an innovative marketplace of furniture, decorative objects, and fashion by emerging and established artists, designers and collectors.

Get tickets here.

 

Paul Smith Preview + LAMA’s 20th Anniversary

Photograph courtesy of Paul Smith via LAMA

LAMA invites you to preview at Paul Smith Los Angeles
a curated selection of fine art and furniture from
LAMA’s 20th Anniversary auction

Special Paul Smith Preview:
September 4 – 16, 2012


Paul Smith
8221 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

For two weeks, select pieces of art and design from LAMA’s 20th Anniversary Auction will be showcased amongst Paul Smith’s upcoming Fall collection. Highlights in the curated preview include a grouping of designs from the Nakashima Studio, lamps by Serge Mouille, paintings from the California Hard Edge School, a Walter Darwin Teague Kodak camera, and a selection of works from the California Ceramics movement.

16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, CA 91406 | 323-904-1950 | www.lamodern.com

 

RED

Jonathan Groff, left, and Alfred Molina star “Red.” (Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times / August 14, 2012)

 I got our tix and I’m so excited to see RED, the Tony Award winning play about the fury of Mark Rothko

 In a review of the play by Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic:

Consider the play’s title, a primary color symbolizing to Rothko a stand against encroaching blackness and hence a source of vitality but also serving as a vivid reminder of blood and human vulnerability. These dimensions of life and death are as entwined as art and money, order and chaos (another prevailing theme) and, of course, the emotional needs of fathers and sons.

“Red” invites us to ponder these shifting relationships with the same open-minded engagement that Rothko’s pulsating masterpieces expect and deserve.

The play runs until Sept. 9th at the Mark Taper Forum.  Here and Here for more info.

Important Design : : Wright Auction


MARIO BELLINI Teneride chair

GRETA MAGNUSSON GROSSMAN rare coffee table

MATHIEU MATÉGOT Copacabana lounge chairs

PIERRE GUARICHE Equilibrium Double-Branch floor lamp  Disderot France, 1951

Jean Prouvé No. 4 chairs, set of eight

VLADIMIR KAGAN Serpentine sofa

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND Nuage Bibliothèque

DANKMAR ADLER AND LOUIS SULLIVAN elevator door from the Chicago Stock Exchange

This highly-anticipated, bi-annual auction brings together the most notable designs of the last century. The sale focuses on rare commissioned forms, works produced in small editions and works of historical importance. From works by Carlo Bugatti to a demountable house by José Zanine Caldas, this sale highlights the most influential and innovative designs of the 20th century. ~WRIGHT

June 7th Noon CST

 

GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING

This looks amazing and out March 14th in NYC.  GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING captures Germany’s most celebrated contemporary artist at work with his squeegee.

“It’s pointless to talk about painting.” — Gerhard Richter (1965). Richter, considered one of the world’s greatest living painters and now nearly 80 years old, agreed to talk about his work, as a small film crew documents his creative process. Blunt, provocative, unashamedly curmudgeonly and iconoclastic (but never cynical), the artist says he’s “interested in things he doesn’t understand,” that “painting is a secretive business,” and that “each painting is an assertion that tolerates no company.”~filmforum.org

 

M : I : A

Please excuse my absence. I underwent a tonsillectomy last Thursday and everyday since then, I awake hoping that today will be better than the day before. Unfortunately it hasn’t felt like that yet.