Posts Tagged: Yves Klein

ART OF THE INTERIOR: MARIANNE BOESKY AT HOME

I was thrilled to see gallerist Marianne Boesky’s Chelsea apartment on the cover of the recent Galerie magazine. The fifth edition of the new magazine focuses on readers who have a passion for art and design curated by founder Lisa Fayne Cohen, editor at large Margaret Russell and creative director Matt Berman.  Getting a glimpse into how major collectors live, how the works of art are placed, how they are juxtaposed against other works and enhanced by their surroundings has always fascinated me. 

DERING HALL: WIRED & INSPIRED FEATURING CATHERINE M. AUSTIN INTERIOR DESIGN

“Culture just seems to be in the air, like part of the weather.” – Tom Wolfe on New York City

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Welcome to my virtual “Artists Salon” for Dering Hall’s Wired & Inspired Showhouse in collaboration with the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center! When asked to design a space inspired by my favorite city, I let my imagination run wild creating my fantasy penthouse in New York City.  Be sure to click here to see the rest of the showhouse on Dering Hall including spaces by Angie Hranowsky, Beth Webb, Cathy Kincaid, James Wheeler Designs, Cloth & Kind, Tammy Connor, Yvonne McFadden, Melanie Millner, and Karen Ferguson.

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INSPIRATION

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INSPIRATION IMAGE: WILLEM DE KOONING’S ART STUDIO

Living in New York City in my twenties made an indelible impression on me.  I felt like I had encountered the center of the creative universe that attracted the most talented, imaginative, and artistic people I had ever met. Since space was so precious and provided solace from the grind of city living, I became fascinated with how people treated their interiors. I used to fantasize about my “dream” apartment and this is my version of heaven…a penthouse overlooking the Chrysler Building, surrounded by a blend of iconic furnishings and paintings by my favorite abstract expressionists that also came to New York for inspiration. Whenever I need to get my creative juices flowing, New York is always my city of choice…taking in the latest exhibitions, observing what is happening on the streets, and soaking up the vibe of the city.

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WIILEM DE KOONING/ Gotham News, 1955, oil on canvas

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HELEN FRANKENTHALER

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HELEN FRANKENTHALER / Tutti-Fruitti, 1966, acrylic on canvas,

COLOR PALETTE

A double height penthouse overlooking the Manhattan skyline is the perfect backdrop to showcase the works of my favorite artists.  The Farrow & Ball color palette of the interior was inspired by the city lights, bold colors in the paintings, and Babe Paley’s infamous “taxi cab yellow” living room decorated by Dean of American Decorating Albert Hadley.

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The large scaled embroidered linen kaleidoscopic pattern used for the drapery illustrates the creative process of Patrick Frey who is constantly playing with shapes and colors to keep his work fresh and exciting much like the Abstract Expressionists featured on the walls.

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On the pillows, another multicolored fabric by Pierre Frey depicts Japanese theatre masks, yet also evokes Picasso’s Les Desmoiselles D’Avignon at MOMA.

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The Jean de Merry chandelier reflects the edgy glamour of the city.

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The Clint sofa by Bradley in  Yves Klein blue  provides the perfect perch to absorb the city views and priceless works of art by Helen Frankenthaler and Willem DeKooning.b12a8bd3a8c5ab63e96caceece9904f2

An ebony and gilt Origami cocktail table by Angelo Donghia adds a 70s/ Halston-esque vibe to the space.

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A hand crafted hide rug by Kyle Bunting is a work of art on its own, yet the small scale of the pattern plays off of solid upholstery fabrics and large scale of the drapery fabric.

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A pair of “Hadley” lamps by Chrisopher Spitzmiller pay homage to legendary NYC interior designer Albert Hadley while the touch of black punctuates the bold palette of the interior.

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A Cuff Console by Natasha Baradaran plays with negative space and becomes another work of art placed against the taxi cab yellow walls.

A very special thank you to artist Becky Clodfelter for bringing my interior to life with her amazing talent!

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: THE ART LOVER

The most spectacular gifts are those that truly reflect the personality the recipient. For those with discriminating tastes, I have rounded up some of my favorite finds for the art lovers on your list….The next best thing to having an original hanging on your wall!

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Damian Hirst Plates from MOMA

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Cy Twombly’s Paradise

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Emilio Pucci Ornaments from MOMA

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Alex Prager Crowd #10 Puzzle from MOMA

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Victor Vasarely Zebra Box from Artware Editions

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Henri Matisse The Cutouts from MOMA

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Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye Lego Set from MOMA

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Modern Art Dish Towel from Artware Editions

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Domino Set by David Shrigley from Artware Editions

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Pantone Artist’s Notebook from MOMA

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Christmas Ornaments by William Wegman from Artware Editions

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Doggy Radio by Yoshimoto Nara from Artware Editions

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Cuff Bracelet by Raul Gabriel from Artware Editions

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Clock by Damian Hirst from MOMA

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Chess Set by Man Ray from Artware Editions

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Sol LeWitt Yarmulke by Artware Editions

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Barbara Kruger Beach Towel by Artware Editions

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Ambien Pillows from Chrissy Conant from Artware Editions

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I Am Become….Plates by Damian Hirst

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Tree by Fred Tomaselli from Artware Editions

And if you have be an extra nice this year, perhaps Santa might bring you your own Yves Klein…

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All items listed can be found at MOMA and Artware Editions.

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