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ARTmonday: 15 Bicycle Artworks

No deep thoughts today, or even particularly serious artwork. Just some fun images of bicycles. Over the weekend it was almost warm enough, by Boston standards (and by that I mean it was over 40 degrees and sunny), to think about getting my bike down from its hanging place and going for a ride on the Esplanade. I settled for a walk It’s wet and muddy, with dirty, frozen mounds of snow still scattered, but I’m hopeful. For now (unless I become a different person and hit the new Soul Cycle),  I’ll just enjoy these 15 bicycle artworks.

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Bicycle Yellow Acrylic Print

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Kelly Nicolaisen  •  Show Off

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 Ed Pullela  •  Bicycle

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Elizabeth Graeber  •  Bicycle

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Cecilia Vassolo  •  Ride In Bicycle

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Gabriel Winter  •  Bicycle Pose

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 Matt Furie  •  Bikes

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Run4It  •  Fashionable Hipster Deer

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Vassi Slavova  •  Bike Chick

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Allison Glancey & Craig Seder  •  Going to See My Baby Blue

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Chris Whittaker  •  The Bicycle and the Bee

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Ashley Percival  •  Cat and Owl on Bike

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Erin Wallace  •  Cycling

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Jessica Abbott  •  Red Bicycle

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Walter Bibikow  •  Bicycle Display at Swiss Transport Museum

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ARTmonday: Sydney Licht

Artist Sydney Lichtrepresented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City and Bridgehampton, paints still life  subjects as geometric, flat forms that appear abstract, and somewhat architectural. She portrays not just the items, but the packaging, shopping bags, boxes, and inevitable detritus in which they are sold and purchased. She says, “I am interested in updating the conventions of still life by picturing items that reflect the way we currently live.” The colors are soft and alluring; she works with restricted palettes, and has at times limited herself to only four or five colors per work, and avoids using black completely. Licht attended Smith College, earned her MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently lives in New York City.

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Blue Crush

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Untitled, watercolor on paper, 2013

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Still Life with Pasta, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Two Bundles, oil on linen, 2010

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Still Life with Open  Box #1, oil on linen, 2006

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Still Life with Artificial Sweeteners, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Sweet and Low #1, oil on linen, 2010

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Yaddo Lunches, watercolor

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Yaddo Lunches, watercolor

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Still Life with Bundles, oil on linen, 2011

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Up and Over, oil on panel, 2013

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Still Life with Coffee and Tea, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Espresso Bag #1, oil on linen, 2008

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Still Life With Three Bundles, oil on linen, 2012

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Still Life With Common Objects

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Untitled, mixed media on paper, 2013

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ARTmonday: Winter Trees

Back in April, I published ARTmonday: 22 Trees.  When I realized I kept noticing artwork with trees, I decided to feature more wintry subjects. And since we got our first big snow in Boston, now’s the perfect time. Trees are really great if you’re working with a large space. Landscape murals (oh, I must do a Montage post with these!) or digitally printed oversize canvases can make a big impact, especially in a spare space.  The icicles hanging from the birch tree in your backyard could look great blown up. Ocean waves for that matter also look cool; very relaxing. Ikea carries an oversize ocean wave canvas print that my friend Deb, who’s an architect, hung in her Florida condo; it has a funky South Beach effect. I may be getting off track… here are beautiful winter tree artworks that might instill some appreciation of nature and colder temps. Perhaps they’ll inspire you? 

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Tree, Amir Peeri

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Tree 5, Andrea Branzi

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Winter Sunset, Peter Rotter

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Frozen Sky, Philippe Saint-Laudy

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Seven Stumps, Beth Dow

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Sycamore, Andrew Wyeth

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Tree, Lilla Varsting

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Outbound, Tony Huynh

Snow Covered Pond By Gregory Hennen

Snow Covered Pond, Wyatt Mt. Pond, Gregory Hennen

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Embracing the Seasons (Odd As They Are), Danielle Hughson

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In the Woods, Dadu Shin

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Belmont Harbor Tree II, Chicago, Daniel Seung Lee

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Elviage Pearl, Jennifer Squires

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Alone In the Forest, Robert Farkas

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Les Petite Choses, Frida Stenmark

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Mats Gutsafson

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Robin Trees, Sandra Dieckmann

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Winter Tree, Didier Massard

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Gift Guide: 24 Artworks

It’s true that art is personal, but if you know somebody well, you should still be able to choose a piece of art that suits him or her. A pretty landscape, a funky abstract, a minimalist still life, a furry little animal. There are a number of subjects and price points for artwork as gifts.

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Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion Print by Jane Mount

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Flamingo No. 4 by Sharon Montrose

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Surf Family Print by Michael Northrup

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By the Lake by Kelly Neidig

Ellen Levine Dodd Landscape Oil Painting

Cape Cod Marsh 10 Painting by Ellen Levine Dodd

Bayview 3 Original Painting Jenny Prinn

Bayview 3 Painting by Jenny Prinn

Abstract Original Artwork Serena & Lily

Mid Century Colorful Optical Art Study by Dellard Cassity

Sally Benedict King Original Paintings Furbish Studio

Cacti Sun Painting by Sally King Benedict

Abstract Painting By Megan Donnelly

Terrace Painting by Megan Donnelly

Abstract Painting By Keila Marino

Expletion Painting by Keila Marino

Lulu DK Abstract Art Collage Screen Print

Boom2 Framed Print by Lulu DK

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Curiosity Framed Print by Jon Bertelli

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Bruce Sleeping Giclee Print by Elizabeth Mayville

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Rise & Shine Framed Screenprint by Becky Hui Chan

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Circle Poster Issue 3 by Travis Robertson

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Apple Screen Print by G. Anderson

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Sebastian’s Typewriter by AC Photography

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Untitled (Salvation) Print by Mitch Paster

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Rise of the Setting Sun Print by Wayne Pate

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Contemporary Bold Abstract Painting by Warren Snodgrass

Lulu DK Floral Print

Juniper Framed Print by Lulu DK

Kate Lewis Chair Interior Artwork

Dash of Disco Giclee Print by Kate Lewis

Britt Bass Abstract Artwork

He and I Print by Britt Bass

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Kate 2 Photograph by Burton Machen

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ARTmonday: 13 Photographs from Lumitrix

There’s a new online gallery that deals exclusively in contemporary photography—Lumitrix. Each print offered is a limited edition and retails at $80 ($220 framed). The London-based  gallery currently represents just 13 photographers, but each is brilliant. Among them, Matilda Temperley (fashion designer Alice Temperley’s younger sister) focuses on dancers, while 23-year-old artist Kannagi Khanna wows with a series featuring celebrity images juxtaposed against Indian women. Here are some of my Lumitrix favorites.

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Sindri, Astrid Harrisson

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Vertebral, Oliver Barnett
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Fes No. 1, Ritty Tacsum
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Kate Winslet—Geeta, Kannagi Khanna
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Magdalene Fjord, Leonid Tishkov

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Hutt One, Steve Back

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Orange Abstract, Steven Glass

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Yellow Butterfly, Holly Wilmeth

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Lavender, Joanna McClure

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Flora, Banoo Batliboi

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African Boy, Matilda Temperley

UPDATE:  Lumitrix just sent along two new images that aren’t online yet, to share here.

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Matilda Temperley

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ZinniaJoanna McClure

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ARTmonday: 12 Artworks from Uncommon Goods

I discovered Brooklyn-based site Uncommon Goods, which launched back in 1999, when I worked for Store Adore. I perused it all the time, especially for environmentally-conscious and handcrafted gift options. For some reason it had fallen off my radar for a while. They emailed me recently. I learned that the company’s lowest paid worker makes 50 percent above minimum wage—as good a reason as any to start shopping the site again—and that they donate to a number of worthy non-profits, including organizations for women, hunger, and the environment. I was also reminded of its selection of selection of cute gifts, including a whole bunch of whole bunch of personalized gifts, like jewelry, pillows, and books. There’s also affordable artwork. I posted a dozen of my favorite artworks from Uncommon Goods below.

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 Rainbow, Sarah Nicole Phillips, $85-$150

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 Big Orange Chair, Kate Lewis $75-$130

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Slice of Genealogy (custom artwork), Jen O’Neill, $295

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Personalized Family Art, Mary and Shelly Klein, $150

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Challenging Conditions, Audrey Heller, $140-$200

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City Skyline Wooden Routing (NYC), $34

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You Simply Glow, Jessica Swift, $65-$120

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The Animal Alphabet Zoo, Kim Smith, $140

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The Happy Elephant, Zlatka Paneva, $68-$150

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Woven Seacape, Elise Wehle, $75-$135

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Dogs (Dalmatian), Denise Fiedler, $125

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Hiking With George, Renee Leone, $145-$ 230

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ARTmonday: The Armory Show 2013 (Part I)

Last week I got an email from The Armory Show announcing its partnership with Artsy. Oddly, I haven’t really explored the site before. I haven’t quite yet either (will revisit with a post on Artsy very soon), because I was preoccupied with browsing the 2400+ works that will be exhibited at The Armory Show 2013 in New York City, March 7 – 10.

The works are predominantly by established and iconic artists, though I also discovered a number I wasn’t personally familiar with, and a few that were even affordable. (Not all list prices, but there’s an “inquire” button if you’re so inclined.) I found 40 pieces on Artsy from The Armory Show that I really liked, keeping in mind a mix of medium and era. (My absolute favorite, love, love, love, is Gary Hume’s “The Beach.” It’s probably tens of thousands… afraid to check.)  Here’s the first batch. More later. I’ll also go back add in the medium of each. Off to an appointment now. . .

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Anish Kapoor, Blue Shadow, 2013
4 color etchings; edition of 39
$32,000, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

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Alexander Calder, Macarons Multicolores, 1969
Gouache on paper
Hirschl & Adler Modern

Charles-Freger-Caretos-Lazarim-Portugal-2010-2011

Charles Freger, Caretos Lazarim, Portugal, 2010-2011
Inkjet print; edition 5 + 2AP
Yossi Milo Gallery

Carla-Chaim-Three-folds-2012

Carla Chaim, Three folds, 2012
Oil bar on folded Japanese paper
Galeria Raquel Arnaud

Alex-Prager-3-14pm-Pacific-Ocean-&-Eye-#9-2012

Alex Prager, 3:14pm, Pacific Ocean & Eye #9, 2012
Edition 5/9
Yancey Richardson

Peter-Halley-Untitled-2012

Peter Halley, Untitled, 2012
Acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas
$36,000, Galeria Senda

Bjorn-Basen-Taffel-(Undead)-II-2012

Bjørn Båsen, Taffel (Undead) II, 2012
oil on canvas
$11,000, Galleri Brandstrup

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Augusta Wood, Susan Front-Hall (1979,2012,2012), 2013
Chromogenic print
$2,500 – $5,000, Angles Gallery

Fred-Wilson-Promise-2012

Fred Wilson, Promise, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, blown glass
Rena Bransten Gallery

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Gary Hume, The Beach, 2008/12
Charcoal on paper, UV perspex & gloss paint
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill

Georg-Baselitz-Junge-Susanne-2010

Georg Baselitz, Junge Susanne, 2010
Pen, watercolor and indian ink
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

Gil-Heitor-Cortesao-Piscina-Interior-2011

Gil Heitor Cortesão, Piscina Interior, 2011
Pedro Cera

Henri-Matisse-Formes-1947

Henri Matisse, Formes, 1947
Pochoir printed in colors
Sims Reed Gallery

Joel-Meyerowitz-Truro-1976

Joel Meyerowitz, Truro, 1976
Chromogenic print; printed 2007; edition of 10
Howard Greenberg Gallery

Dennis-Marsico-Summer-Stock-Mature-couple-in-search-of-single-bi-fem-2012

Dennis Marsico, Summer Stock: Mature couple in search of single bi-fem, 2012
Archival pigment print
$2,500 – $5,000; Spaces Corners

John-OConnor-Portrait-of-a-Psychopath-2012

John O’Connor, Portrait of a Psychopath, 2012
Graphite, colored pencil on paper
Pierogi

Julie-Cockburn-Quietude-2013

Julie Cockburn, Quietude, 2013
Yossi Milo Gallery

Jun Kaneko-Untitled-dagno-(09-04-11)-2009

Jun Kaneko, Untitled dagno (09-04-11), 2009
Ceramic, glass
Rena Bransten Gallery

Justin-Almquist-Studio-2011

Justin Almquist, Studio, 2011
Collage and acrylic on canvas
Galerie Crone

Max-Ernst-Les-jeunes--et-les-jeux-twisstent-1964

Max Ernst, Les-jeunes et les jeux twisstent, 1964
Oil on canvas
Die Galeri

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Montage: 34 Rooms with Art on Bookshelf Fronts

By now you know we have a lot of artwork. We’ve been diligent about hanging, but there are plenty of pieces propped against the wall, and worse, hiding in cabinets and behind furniture, but in some cases we’ve gotten creative. While we haven’t hung art on the fronts of our built in bookshelves, I did recently grab a hammer and nail to hang a lovely nude drawing by Chaim Gross on the frame of the bay window in the living room. I love the way it adds a touch of color and movement to an otherwise bland surface. (The blinds have got to go.)

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My Back Bay living room

In related news, my second blog post for Wayfair went live today: “8 Ways to Display Art.” Today’s post is taken from tip #6: Be Brave with Bookshelves. Here are 34 rooms that do just that. Would you try it? Here’s a secret. . . we mounted our flat screen television to the bookshelves in the family room. Didn’t think the shelves would still be functional, but they’re actually fine for DVDs.

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Skona Hem

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Blair Voltz Clarke • Lonny

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Jan Showers

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Home of chef Alex HitzHouse Beautiful

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Home of designer Lindsey BondHouse Beautiful
Photograph by  Jonny Valiant

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Michael S. SmithElle Decor

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Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
Elle Decor

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Carrier & CompanyElle Decor
Photographed by William Waldron

CELERIE KEMBLE LIBRARY WITH ABSTRACT ART

Celerie Kemble

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Photographed by Tria Giovan

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch-G.P

Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch

MILES REDD PINK AND BLACK ROOM

Miles Redd

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Eric Cohler

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Pottery Barn

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Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

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Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

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Lonny

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Lonny

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Home of Libertine clothing designer Johnson Hartig
LA Times

KATIE RIDDER BLUE BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES

Katie Ridder

KATIE LYDON DINING ROOM LIBRARY BOOKSHELVES

Katie Lydon

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Elle Decor

20X200 FOR WEST ELM AFFORDABLE ARTWORK

20×200 for West Elm

GREEN WALLS WITH BLUE BACK BOOKSHELVES

Canadian House & Home

Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

Domino

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Domino

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Domino

PURPLE PAINTED BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES HARPER

Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors

BOOKSHELF HEADBOARD ABSTRACT ART BHG

Better Homes & Gardens

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL CAROL CURTIS SARAH NORWOOD GUEST ROOM

Carol Curtis and Sarah Norwood • House Beautiful

VICTORIA PEARSON LIBRARY WHITE ARMCHAIRS

Photographed by Victoria Pearson for Martha Stewart

TAMZIN GREENHILL BLACK WALLS BOOKSHELVES STUDY

Tamzin Greenhill

 

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Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday Say It: I Think I Can

8×10 print, $14.99 by Jill McDonald

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ARTmonday: Budd Hopkins

Today’s post is in memory of Budd Hopkins, an artist who worked in New York City and Wellfleet, Cape Cod, and died one year ago Wednesday. He was a longtime friend of my in-laws, and his daughter, photographer Grace Hopkins-Lisle is a childhood friend of my husband’s, and a friend of mine now too. I knew Budd a little bit. I remember how he playfully teased my son one afternoon when we happened to hanging around during his visit with my in-laws. Last year, my husband spoke about remembering him as the guy who always had a joke for the kids, while they ran wild during the grown-ups cocktail parties in the seventies. Seemed he hadn’t changed much.

He was a very successful painter and sculptor; an Abstract Expressionist, whose work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Whitney, Guggenheim, and Hirschhorn. He was friends with Motherwell, encountered Pollack, and lunched with Rothko. (He was also known for his sighting and subsequent research of UFOs. In his obituary, the New York Times called him, “the father of the alien-abduction movement,” having been the first to publish narratives of people who said they’d been abducted.) But back to his artwork.

I first saw his work when my husband and I moved in together. Budd had given him a piece as a wedding present to his first wife. It’s a visually uplifting work,I think, in a saturated pink in a nice silver frame. It’s one of his “guardians” (not sure if they’re guarding earthlings or the other worldlies).  My in-laws have several of his pieces hanging in their Cape house, including a sculptural representation, and presented us with a couple of little guardian studies over the years. Last summer, his daughter Grace curated a show of his work at Castle Hill in Truro, which was the last time we saw him. My kids both got to pick out a piece they liked, which their grandfather purchased for them. They love  having them in their bedrooms.

These are photos I took at my house, my in-laws, at Castle Hill, and at Budd’s own home in Wellfleet, during his memorial service.

The stairwell of Budd’s Wellfleet home.

Two small guardian studies hang in my dining area.

Leaning in my living room. 


At the end of the hall at my in-laws’ house.

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Two in the stairwell.

Two non-guardian abstracts.

In the basement of Budd’s Wellfleet home. 

On my son’s bookshelf.

Below:
Exhibit at Castle Hill in Truro last summer. 

 

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