Tuesday, December 14, 2010
While visions of sugarplums dance in your heads, mine was filled with Picasso's, Bacon's and Man Ray's being sold at the most recent Sotheby's Paris. Our friends over at AKN covered the entire auction. To read in full, click HERE.
Over the past four years, Chi Chi Menendez has documented the late night party scene as she travlled from city to city, party to party. Menendez has collated them into ‘Dark is the Morning’, an exhibition which delves into the lives of party-goers and captures unexpected, organic moments of the night. The selection was made from a staggering 200,000 photographs taken by Chi Chi....CONTINUE READING
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Located on the corner of 57th and Park, Phillips de Pury, one of the world's most esteemed auction houses, has opened a flagship store and is gearing up for its first auction on Sunday November 21, 2010. For more details, please click HERE.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Hennessy presents five new VS Cognac bottle designs through their Art of Blending program. The program that paired 5 musicians with 5 artists to reinterpret the iconic Hennessy bottle; all designed with their own signature style. From left to right: Questlove and artist Aerosyn-Lex, A-Trak together with designer Dust La Rock, Steve Aoki and graphic artist Laundry aka PJ Richardson, Kid Sister with graffiti artist Fafi, and finally A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip with Spaceknuckle. Look for these at select stores.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Kehinde Wiley is known for his vibrant, larger-than-life reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African-American men. In his talk, Wiley will discuss the influence of Old Master painting on his work, including artists such as Titian, David, and Memling.
Cocktail reception with cash bar following the lecture. Between 5 and 10 p.m., show your lecture ticket for admittance to the “Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting” and to view Kehinde Wiley’s “Thiogo Oliveira do Rosario Rozendo.” Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for students with valid I.D. Seating is limited. Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000 and www.High.org.
Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.
WHO: Humble Arts Foundation + Artists Wanted and Photo District News (PDN)
WHAT:The One Life Photography Projects
WHY: To preserve the art of photography and
WHEN:Last day to enter is Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 11:59 EST. All participating photos will be published as a public online gallery on January 1, 2011 and in a hardbound archival book submitted to the Library of Congress.
Click HERE for ONELIFE PHOTOS.
Image credit: Pedro Figuerido
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Melodramatic, multiple personalities, supermodel, song stylist, soap opera diva and always a lady, performance artist Kalup Linzy current exhibition at Ltd Los Angeles gives you a glance of the art of being black, being queer and being free.
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Friday, October 8, 2010
WHAT:First solo show in The City of Lights (Paris)
WHEN:6 November 2010
WHERE:Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
WHY:KAWS gained fame for curating Pharrell Williams' "curated exhibit", Saturated, at Perrotin's Miami location in 2008 so it only makes sense to showcase in the Paris location.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
group show 37 includes images from our current exhibition, group show TASCHEN. Exhibiting photographers: Pedro Arieta, Christian Chaize, John Cyr, Jessica Eaton, Tealia Ellis Ritter, Andrew Fladeboe, Anna Gonzalez-Huix Miro, Robin Juan, Jin Lee, Michael Marcelle, Samuel Morgan, Soi Park, Carlo Van de Roer, Brian Shumway, Youngsuk Suh, Bill Sullivan, Sophia Wallace, and Sarah Wilmer.
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Saturday, October 2, 2010
Toronto’s Public Art Management has partnered up with Jose Parla to create the following permanent installation called “The Concord Project”. The first works featured are from renown Brooklyn artist Jose Parlà who is known for his graffitiesque paintings. The artist has implemented two huge panels as his canvas. They display his signature style for two condo lobbies under the developments of Concord Adex.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
TEETH ARE THE ONLY BONES THAT SHOW...
OPENING: WED 06 OCT 18H00
Exploring the border-zones between fashion, performance and contemporary art, Athi-Patra Ruga makes work that exposes and subverts the body in relation to structure, ideology and politics. Bursting with eclectic multicultural references, carnal sensuality and a dislocated undercurrent of humor, his performances, videos, costumes and photographic images create a world where cultural identity is no longer determined by geographical origins, ancestry or biological disposition, but is increasingly becoming a hybrid construct. A Utopian counter-proposal to the sad dogma of the division between mind and body, sensuality and intelligence, pop culture, craft and fine art, his works expresses the eroticism of knowledge and reconciles the dream with experience.
Recent exhibitions include: Beauty and Pleasure in Contemporary South African Art at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway; the Guangzhou Trienalle in China, Ampersand at the Daimler Collection (Berlin); _ A Life Less Ordinary - Performance and Display in South African Art_, (UK); For Those Who Live in It - Pop culture Politics and Strong Voices, MU (Holland), Athi-Patra Ruga - The Works,Solo Exhibition at FRED (London); Dak’Art - Biennale of African Contemporary Art (Dakar);
Athi-Patra Ruga was also recently included in the Phaidon book ‘Younger Than Jesus,’ a directory of over 500 of the world’s best artists under the age of 33. His works form part of private public and museum collections here and abroad, namely: Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art , Bolzano Italy; CAAC - Pigozzi Collection; The Wedge Collection, Iziko South African National Gallery.
I'm painting an idea not an ideal. Basically I'm trying to paint a structured painting full of controlled, and therefore potent, emotion.
Born in London, England, UK in 1932, Euan Uglow paintings include mostly nudes, still lifes and portraits. Uglow's meticulous painting method meant that sitters would have to pose for him over long periods of time, with the artist working and reworking the painting.
Image credit: The Diagonal
Monday, September 27, 2010
"The Warholian is an exhibition of photos, film, portraits and objects by Andy Warhol and various artists inspired and influenced by his work. The exhibit features a variety of Warhol-inspired pieces by artists such as Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Damien Hirst, celebrating the great pop artist’s deep effect on contemporary art. Curated by Eric Shiner, The Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum, the exhibit features some of Warhol’s most recognizable original artwork including “Marilyn” (1967), “Electric Chair” (1971), “Dollar Sign” (1981), and “Flowers” (1970)."
Exhibit is available until January 31, 2011.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010
Boston, MA - After her graduation from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), in 1927, Loїs Mailou Jones embarked on a successful career as a textile designer before earning international recognition as a celebrated American painter and noted scholar and teacher. Loїs Mailou Jones: The Early Works: Paintings and Patterns 1927–1937, which focuses on the textile designs and studies Jones created at the outset of her career, is on view in the SMFA’s Grossman Gallery until October 14, 2006.
A pioneering twentieth century artist, Loїs Mailou Jones worked for more than seven decades in a wide variety of styles, enjoying an extraordinary career that drew inspiration from France, Haiti, and Africa, as well as her native New England. As an African-American woman artist working in a racialized gender-biased society, Jones met great challenges in her lifetime but persevered to exhibit her paintings to the world and earn many national and international honors.
“Loïs Mailou Jones’s invaluable contributions to American art are a testament to her talent and invincible spirit,” says Deborah Dluhy, dean of the School and deputy director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “We are so pleased to pay tribute to her great accomplishments by showcasing the design work she created following her graduation from the Museum School.”
Comprised of more than 30 studies and designs and including many pieces on display for the first time, Loїs Mailou Jones: The Early Works: Paintings and Patterns 1927–1937 offers rare insight into Loїs Mailou Jones’s artistic beginnings and her grounding in the field of design. Jones’s pattern designs and designs for cretonnes, which show the strong use of color and great interest in other cultures that permeated her versatile and prolific career, were purchased, reproduced, and sold across the country by firms including Schumacher in New York and F. A. Foster in Boston. The design work in the exhibition is generously on loan from the Loїs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust.
“Over a remarkably long career, Loïs’ work remained fresh, energetic and compelling,” says Edmund Barry Gaither, executive director and museum director, National Center of Afro-American Artists. “The ideas that are evident in her early designs were built upon and embellished in her later work giving it a structural clarity and colorful richness. Indeed, design remained key to her highly individualized synthesis of French, Haitian, African and American influences, and lent her work a wonderfully modern feeling.”
Loїs Mailou Jones was born in Boston in 1905 and began formal art training at the city’s High School of Practical Arts before receiving a scholarship to attend the Museum School, where she majored in design and received both the Susan Minot Lane Award and the Nathaniel Thayer Prize in Design. The work in this exhibition covers the 10-year period after her graduation until Jones’s trip to France in 1937. That first, extended foreign sojourn marked the beginning of Jones’s lifelong embrace of travel and world cultures, which informed both her art and her teaching at Howard University, where she taught painting and design for 47 years (1930–1977). The first African-American female artist to have a retrospective in a major museum (at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1973), Jones’s paintings are included in many of the world’s major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Loїs Mailou Jones died in 1998 at the age of 92.
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London, England (CNN) -- Artwork that used to adorn the walls and halls of Lehman Brothers' offices in London is expected to fetch £2 million ($3.1 million) when it goes up for auction Wednesday.
Christie's auction house in London is selling the art, which includes works by Lucian Freud and Anthony Gormley, antique maps and surveys, Chinese ceramics, and even Lehman Brothers' signs.
A separate sale of Lehman Brothers' artwork from their North American offices, due to take place at Sotheby's in New York on Sunday, was estimated to bring more than $10 million, according to the auction house.
Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the United States two years ago after a nearly $4 billion loss, the failure of buyout negotiations with Bank of America and Barclays Capital, and the refusal of U.S. regulators to offer a government-backed bailout.
At the same time, Lehman in the United Kingdom went into liquidation, with administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) appointed to sell off the assets.
Christie's said there are many people who may like to own art with a Lehman connection.
"We look forward to presenting what is a fascinating glimpse into the history of what was a giant of the financial world," said Benjamin Clark, director of corporate collections at Christie's London.
The Christie's sale takes place Wednesday and the art will be up for public viewings starting this weekend. Barry Gilbertson, a partner at PWC, said the auction date was chosen to coincide with the second anniversary of the Lehman collapse.
Old Masters up for sale include seascapes and naval scenes. Tea caddies, cigar boxes, porcelain, and leather-bound books including the works of Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson, and William Shakespeare are also being offered.
Modern art includes "Madonna" by Gary Hume, once described by the Guardian newspaper as "disconcertingly featureless," and estimated between £70,000 and £100,000 ($110,240 and $157,000). Two etchings by Lucian Freud are also up for sale.
Lehman Brothers' corporate signs, including a plaque commemorating then-Chancellor Gordon Brown's opening of the European headquarters in 2004, estimated at £1,000 to £1,500 ($1,566 to $2,349), are also available.
Lehman Brothers has its roots in Montgomery, Alabama, where Henry Lehman -- who had emigrated from Bavaria -- founded a convenience store in 1844. His brothers, Mayer and Emanuel, soon joined the business and later steered it toward the local cotton trade.
They opened an office in New York, which became their headquarters, and in 1870 Mayer Lehman was one of the founding members of the New York Cotton Exchange. It was the earliest commodities exchange in the city and still exists.
The company developed into primarily an investment bank by World War I.
"The brothers Lehman collected artwork which adorned their offices since the 19th century," Gilbertson said. "Over the subsequent years, of course, as the business expanded and the leadership changed, so did their corporate taste in art."
The Sotheby's sale includes more than 400 pieces, including examples of early works by leading 20th-century artists like Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami.
Hirst's "We've Got Style (The Vessel Collection - Blue)" is from a series of cabinets he produced in 1993, featuring dishes and ceramics, and is expected to fetch $800,000. A snowy, hazy cartoon landscape by Liu Ye, "The Long Way Home," is estimated at $600,000.
Sotheby's was appointed to sell the artworks by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Alvarez & Marsal, which is overseeing LBHI's restructuring.
Lehman acquired much of the art in the New York sale when it took over the Neuberger Berman firm in 2003. Roy Neuberger had made contemporary art an integral part of the workplace for decades, Sotheby's said, and the collection added to Lehman's commitment to fine art.
The two firms collected so much art that they donated it over the years to museums. New York's Metropolitan Museum even has a Lehman Wing with works donated by Robert Lehman.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
"Lolli-pop is the latest conceptual still life project by Italian born photographer Massimo Gammacurta. Each piece is a real Lollipop sculpture is handcrafted by Massimo Gammacurta with real hard ball candy. His lollies are edible icons. The brands are as sweet as candy for the palate and the eye. The brand association has in fact been replaced by a new meaning through the materiality and the abstract action painting dynamic gestures. When Massimo first distributed his lolli-pops on the Internet as an art experiment, interest amongst bloggers and fashionistas exploded."
To contact, visit MASSIMO GAMMACURTA PHOTGRAPHY.
Los Angeles, CA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), is showcasing its premier collection of paintings by one of America’s iconic Abstract Expressionist painters in MOCA’S Mark Rothkos. Curated by MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel, MOCA’s Mark Rothkos brings together 8 out of 10 major Rothko paintings from MOCA’s collection in an intimate installation on view November 5, 2006–January 21, 2007 at MOCA Pacific Design Center. This grouping of magnificent paintings in the artist’s mature style—described as seeming to “glow mysteriously from within”—were acquired through gifts by Rita Schreiber in memory of her husband Taft Schreiber, and the Rothko Foundation, as well as the purchase of the famous Panza Collection in 1984 that formed the foundation of the museum’s assemblage of postwar art unparalleled on the West Coast.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
LTD tee, an innovative t-shirt company that always delivers new and exciting product, is proud to present their latest collaboration with artist David Flores. In honor of the late, great graffiti and Neo-Expressionist master Jean-Michel Basquiat, LTD tee is proud to present, for a limited time only (from 7/19 to 7/25), your very own piece of art history in this box set of Basquiat treats. The MSRP is $24.00 and by using the discount code "iheartartblog" at checkout, you receive 10% off this shirt! Discount is valid until 7/25.
The Jean-Michel box set contains the following:
• High quality, screen printed t-shirt
• 8” x 10” art print
• Custom screen printed box
• Artist bio on both the box and neck label
• LTD Tee Sticker packFor more information, go to ltdtee.net.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Country Club Los Angeles presents Kori Newkirk as the next artist in the gallery’s ongoing project series. Newkirk is presenting new works that touch upon fracture, abstraction, labor, the body, science and science fiction with this show while simultaneously ignoring, questioning and commenting on the modernist architectureof the gallery in Rudolf Schindler’s 1934-Buck House. Celebrated multimedia artist Kori Newkirk transforms everyday materials into loaded signifiers, shifting and distilling preconceived cultural ideas. Newkirk, using an economy of means, explores culture as an alchemist might, using culture as a raw material to manipulate and shape, forging something new.
Newkirk’s work often explores and questions the meanings of material and how this meaning is influenced and transformed by the form that it ultimately takes. With Mayday, worn white t-shirts have been used to speak about not only the recent past but also the very real present. Located directly on the floor, the work fluctuates between desire, despair and detritus, the gestures of erasure and addition, armor and adornment, the heavens and or ‘hell’as well as the body domestic.
July 17-August 21, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, July 17, 6-8pm
Thursday, July 22 – Friday, August 20
Reception: Thursday, July 22, 6P.M. – 8P.M.
511 West 25th Street / Room 301
New York, NY 10001
Summer Hours: M – F: 10A.M. – 5P.M.
mr. & mrs. amani olu (formerly amani olu projects), in conjunction with P•P•O•W, is pleased to present Young Curators, New Ideas III, an experimental exhibition that investigates current positions in contemporary art through the perspective of six curators. Exhibiting curators include Andrew Russeth & Liza Buzytsky, Erin Dziedzic, Kate Greenberg & Hilary Schaffner, Stamatina Gregory, Gabriella Hiatt, and James Shaeffer. These multifaceted and dynamic micro-exhibitions consider contemporary issues that exist at the intersection of curatorial practice and artistic production.
For more information, go to mrandmrsolu.com and ppowgallery.com.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The king of underground street artists, Devitt Brown knows how to go from one extreme to the next. His alter ego, The Dark , has quickly become Vancouver's answer to the UK's Banksy. Armed with a portfolio filled with stencils and posters, the artist recently sat down with Dazed Digital to discuss all things dark and all things transformative.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Shot by Adam Berg over the course of four weeks and in four countries (France, Brazil, London and India), the sole purpose was to rid the world of "gray areas." A total of 120 different hues were used to give vibrancy to the under served and forgotten communities across the globe. To learn more about this initiative, visit Let's Colour Project by clicking HERE.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Shepard Fairey rose the fame via the Obama campaign. Now, pitted against icon Iggy Pop, Fairey discusses everything from freedom, liberty and the pursuit of the Associated Press against him in an exclusive interview. To read the entire article via Interview Magazine, click HERE.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Holding a Venus pencil in this right hand, a heeled shoe glued to his brain, his eyes and muth hidden by superimposed features and a sharp segment of a 50 deutschmark bank note embedded in his neck, Hausmann's view of this art critic is both critical and controversial. Through whose eyes does he really see? Whose words does he really speak? And whose payroll is he on?
One of the many self-proclaimed inventors of photomontage, Hausmann used cut-up photographs and pages from newspapers and magazines to construct his world of cynical imagery. This work is an example of the Dada movement, whose members would incorporate ordinary objects into their art, often employing an absurd sense of humour.
In 1925, Hausmann abandoned painting and four years later invented the optophone, an apparatus which turned kaleidoscopic forms into music.
Claire Van Cleave and Susan Stirling
The Art Book
(London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1994)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Whitney Biennial: Open All Day and Night
Wed, May 26 at 12 am–
Fri, May 28 at 11:59 pm
Admission is pay-what-you-wish at the following times:
From 12 am to 9 am on Wed, May 26
From 11 pm on Wed, May 26
to 9 am on Thurs, May 27
From 11 pm on Thurs, May 27
to 9 am on Fri, May 28
From 6 pm to 11:59 pm on Fri, May 28
Regular admission prices are in effect for all other hours.
For more information, go to The Whitney Museum of Art.
DALLAS, TX.- For the first time in nearly 25 years, the Dallas Museum of Art presents the work of one of America's leading modern figurative painters, Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917–June 9, 2000), in a new exhibition, "Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture". Opening on December 6 in the DMA’s Focus Gallery II, the exhibition will showcase a series of fifteen dramatic and colorful silkscreen prints based on a series of forty-one paintings entitled "The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture", Lawrence’s first multi-part narrative series, which was completed in 1938. Rarely exhibited together, the prints, on loan from the Curtis E. Ransom Collection of African American Art, will be presented alongside two important works from the Dallas Museum of Art collections–Lawrence’s painting The Visitors and a portrait of the artist by legendary photographer Arnold Newman.
“In a season of celebration when we are commemorating the Dallas Museum of Art’s 25th anniversary in the Dallas Arts District, we are so pleased to be able to present the brilliant work of artist Jacob Lawrence for a second time in nearly as many years,” said Bonnie Pitman, The Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art. “Lawrence is one of the great artists of our era and we thank Curtis Ransom, one of Dallas’s most dedicated collectors of African American art, for offering us the opportunity to exhibit these magnificent works at the Museum.”
In 1986, the DMA hosted Jacob Lawrence, American Painter, the artist’s first major museum exhibition since 1974. The Museum loaned its painting "The Visitors" to this critically acclaimed project organized by the Seattle Art Museum that toured, in addition to Dallas, to the Oakland Museum, California; The High Museum of Art in Atlanta; The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.; and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
"Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture", on view through May 23, 2010, celebrates the artistry of Jacob Lawrence and the life of and history surrounding Toussaint L’Ouverture, a leader in the Haitian revolution. L’Ouverture was born a slave and became a commander in chief of the Haitian revolutionary army in 1800. In 1804, Haiti became the first black Western republic. L’Ouverture was instrumental in drafting independent Haiti’s first democratic constitution.
“Through these powerful works of L’Ouverture and the Haitian revolution, Lawrence presents his vision of humanity’s struggle toward unity and equality,” said Roslyn A. Walker, Senior Curator, The Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. “As one of the 20th century’s most important artists, Lawrence brilliantly chronicled our own country’s social and political life since the 1930s.”
“Lawrence’s works have underlying constants that have defined his style since the beginning,” said Charles Wylie, The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. “A visual sensibility rooted in cubism, a compositional format based on serial narratives, and subject matter taken from African American history and contemporary life—all are components within Lawrence’s art that make his style both complex and direct. His work is a truly inventive response and synthesis of the major political, economic and social forces that shaped the modern era.”
Jacob Lawrence was raised in Harlem during the Depression. He was enrolled in the Harlem Art Workshop, which was sponsored by the Works Project Administration, where he became affiliated with a loose confederation of black artists working in New York during the 1930s led by Charles Alston and Augusta Savage.
Lawrence’s painting soon departed from the Harlem street scenes that had characterized his first works for themes derived from black history. Those early narrative sequences were devoted either to the lives of important black figures, such as Toussaint L’Ouverture and American abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, or documented pivotal American events, like the mass movement of southern blacks to the industrialized North as seen in his landmark series The Migration of the American Negro.
Jacob Lawrence became the first African American artist to have his work shown at a major New York gallery when, in 1941, Edith Halpert of the Downtown Gallery exhibited the Migration series. By the close of World War II, his work had won much critical praise, and in 1944 The Museum of Modern Art in New York organized a one-person exhibition of selections from Lawrence’s early narrative series. In the following decades, Lawrence continued to cement his stature and is now generally regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th-century.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
The always elusive Maison Marin Margiela exhibit "20" is set to open on June 3, 2010 and run until September 5th. For more, please see the information listed below:
Maison Martin Margiela “20″ The Exhibition
Paris, France (CNN) -- Five paintings, including a Matisse and a Picasso, were stolen overnight from a Paris museum, the Paris mayor's office said Thursday.
The paintings were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art and included works by Georges Braque, Ferdinand Leger and Amedeo Modigliani, French police said.
The artworks are worth a total of just less than 100 million euros ($123.7 million), said Christophe Girard, cultural attache to the Paris town hall, which runs the museum.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The home of popular industrial designer Philippe Starck and his wife Jasmine is the latest feature on The Selby. With a storied career based on consumer products ranging from easily consumable items to more intensive designs such as interior design, a glimpse into his home yields some interesting objects and inspirations; Many of which which are perhaps not evident in Starck’s commercial work.