Category Archives: Art

Art Adventures: B&W Wonders at The Armory Show

Each year I allocate at least one entire day to immerse myself in the wonders at The Armory Show and VOLTA art fairs where historically I am looking for works for my clients – or myself – however, this year … Continue reading

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Art Adventures: Morandi’s Sublime Objects

Image courtesy ArtHistoryProject.com I love the work of Giorgio Morandi.  The Modern Pier at The Armory Show last week provided the opportunity to once again to see and experience a number of his paintings, many outstanding prints and his wonderfully abstract … Continue reading

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Painting the Metropolitan Museum

Selecting paint colors for a single room can be a real challenge, but can you imagine the process of selecting paint colors for the Met? One of the largest museums in the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has an estimated … Continue reading

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Winter Antique Show 2016 – New York City

The Winter Antiques Show in New York City is an extraordinary annual event, showcasing exemplary art and antique dealers and their wares. There are so many outstanding offerings to see, ogle and understand that it can can literally make one’s head … Continue reading

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RISD Inaugurates a New President!

Rosanne Somerson and others on stage at her RISD Inauguration   Photo: Jo Sittenfeld / RISD Media RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) had much to celebrate with the inauguration of its 17th President this past week. Under an enormous tent … Continue reading

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John Singer Sargent and ‘The Shining’?

.I think of John Singer Sargent as the masterful “Court Painter” for wealthy and powerful individuals during the Edwardian era; highly sought after, he was commissioned to create grand portraits that served to express and support social position. NOT as an … Continue reading

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InCollect.com — and my Collection of ‘Enduring Pieces’

  The arts, in all their guises, have been a lifelong interest and passion of mine and inform my interior design projects. I carefully layer pieces from various time periods – often with classic furniture forms — to create spaces that … Continue reading

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Glenn Gets Galvanized (and a visit from Tom Luciano)

. Even at the one-year-anniversary-of-my-still-very old-house in Connecticut I continue to gear-up with more gear. As you can see here, galvanized metal figures prominently in my weekends. Galvanized metal is an ‘old-school’ material, predating plastic, evoking ‘times gone by’ (and … Continue reading

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Icebergs as Inspiration

. Stephen Antonson is well known among the design cognoscenti for his lean, elegant, chalky white plaster light fixtures and objects inspired by Isamu Noguchi, French 1940’s lighting, and Diego Giacometti . Initially inspired by Frederic Edwin Church’s paintings of … Continue reading

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Inspiration in My Social Media Tribe – Photographers

I like social media. One of the primary reasons I like it so much is for the many very talented and interesting people I follow, individuals who provide a nearly endless stream of visual delights (I might be insatiable in … Continue reading

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