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ARTmonday: 18 Artworks From a Friend’s Collection

A friend of mine told me the other day that they sold their place around the corner and are moving to the suburbs. They feel like they’re ready to take on a house (she’s an interior designer after all) and that their two boys will really appreciate being able to run outside and play. Besides, their school is out there too.

So no more impromptu walks around the river or pizza in her front yard on Halloween (a big Back Bay event). No more calling over to see if my kids can shoot baskets in her courtyard. I hope the new owners keep up her gardens. The little front yards and window boxes are always well-planted.

Of course the interior is gorgeous. Comfortable, but very elegant and sophisticated, just what you’d expect of a Back Bay home of a designer with kids. My favorite part though, is her art collection. A mix of figurative and abstract, contemporary and more traditional, pieces by friends, local artists, and beyond. She has a great eye.

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Tess Atkinson

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Erin Bisceglia

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Sally Benedict King

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Jose Goncalves

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(not sure of artist)

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Lee Essex Doyle

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(unsure of artist)

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(unsure of artist)

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Barrel

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Cynthia Packard

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Suzanne Hodes

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Jose Goncalves

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Alexandre Istrati

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Simone Lucas

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Gregg Renfrow

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Chuck Close

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Roberta Nigro Hall

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Bobbie Burgers

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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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Pretty watercolor prints on robes, nightgowns, and pajamas >

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