Givenchy Pre Fall 2013 Inspired by Gio Ponti

Above: Select furniture designed by Gio Ponti.

Above: Illustrates Ponti’s range – buildings to carpets to table top objects to door hardware.

Above are some selections from Givenchy’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

From the Architizer Website,

“Riccardo Tisci may design clothes for the quintessentially Parisian couture house Givenchy, but his collections never stray far from his Italian roots. For Givenchy’s pre-fall collection, Tisci turned to his fellow countryman Gio Ponti, the famed architect, industrial designer, and founder of Domus magazine.  Tisci’s sleek silhouettes — straight pencil skirts worn over slacks, minimalist floor-length columns — recalled  some of Ponti’s most iconic buildings, such as the Pirelli Tower and Taranto Cathedral, both in Milan, while his modernist patchwork dresses and blouses paid homage to the architect’s playful furniture and product design.

From top: Ponti’s Taranto Cathedral, 1970 © G. Ponti archives/S. Licitra; two looks from the Givenchy’s pre-fall 2013 collection; a Gio Ponti rug (image via arkpad) flanked by two of Givenchy’s patchwork dresses; Givenchy’s sleek slate silhouettes recalled Ponti’s famous Pirelli Tower, 1958 (image via”

Miami Project 2012

This sculpture reminded me of a one-man-band.


FX Fowle Lounge

FX Fowle structural skin detail

Some poor interns probably spent hours making this


Tony Delap "Exacto the Mystic" at Rena Bransten Gallery

Eric Aho "Summer" at DC Moore Gallery

Rogelio Manzo shown at Jack Fischer Gallery

Rogelio Manzo detail

Alejandro Cartagena

Christopher Taggart "People Looking at People"

Detail "people looking at people"

Comprised from 144 photographs, cut and recombined. The images were all taken from the Empire State building in New York.


Clare Rojas

Pamela Jorden

Allan D'arcangelo

William Swanson

William Swanson



And then there was this….

Context/ART Miami 2012

Jacob Hashimoto at Galerie Forsblom

Jacob Hashimoto detail

Frank Stella

James Little at June Kelly


Cesar Paternosto

Jesus Rafael Soto at Ascaso Gallery

Raymundo Sesma Nina Menocal Gallery

Luis Tomasello Ascaso Gallery

Mary Lum Collages at Frederieke Taylor Gallery (i bought the one on the right!)

Robert Motherwell at William Shearburn Gallery

Raymundo Sesma at Nina Menocal Gallery

Raymundo Sesma at Nina Menocal Gallery

Sarah Frost at William Shearburn Gallery

Sarah Frost Qwerty detail


Los Carpinteros Lego Sculpture at Sean Kelly Gallery

One of the many works on display by Alexander Calder

Calder and Rothko shown together at Helly Nahmad

Two works by Calder

Rothko, Calder and Basquiat

Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck

Antony Gormley at Sean Kelly Gallery

Bart Stolle at Zeno X Gallery

Kirsi Mikkola

Michael DeLucia at Eleven Rivington

Michael DeLucia detail

Michael DeLucia surface texture detail

Luis Tomasello from 1915

Luis Tomasello Detail

Sirous Namazi

Sirous Namazi detail

Stuart Shave gallery

Sarah Crowner at Galerie Nordenhake

Pablo Rasgado

Pablo Rasgado detail

Liam Gillick

Julie Mehretu

John Chamberlain

Felipe Cohen

Liu Wei White Cube

El Anatsui detail

Jon Thompson

Flavio Garciandia


M A R N I Chairs

Marni presents a collection of 100 chairs made in Colombia by ex-prisoners. This Marni venture aims to reinforce the prisoners resettlement into social and working life. All chairs consist of metal structure and multi-colored PVC threads featured on the backs and armrests. A common seat in Colombian local families, re-interpreted by Marni who modified the woven pattern and created new color variations.

The chairs are linked to the “L’Arte del Ritratto” project through a photo exhibition created in collaboration with the photographer and filmmaker Francesco Jodice. His performances are based on works of categorization: the chairs are used as background for a series of portraits of Marni teams from different departments. “L’Arte del Ritratto” is an homage dedicated to them, destined to last in time, which is also accompanied by a video that reports the shooting experience.


Timothy Hull, Artist

This is a drawing by artist Timothy Hull.  He very generously gave this to me as a wedding gift. It has a very special meaning to me because this drawing is based on a postcard painting (see below) my mom and I bought on our last trip to Italy together before she passed away. I am getting it framed now and it will become part of a salon wall montage in my apartment.  See Tim’s website for instructions on commissioning a piece.


ART BASEL MIAMI highlights

At NADA Art Fair At the Deauville Resort in North Miami Beach.

Seems like something I’d find in my own neighborhood…Bushwick. Seen at NADA


Mr.Brainwash = Mr. Potato Head + Picasso + Storm Troopers. Wha?? The joke is on you.


Ignasi Aballi, Sofia Hulten and Claudio Parmiggiani at  Meesen De Clercq ART BASEL

Caio Fonseca at Paul Kasmin Gallery ART BASEL

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset for De Alvear Gallery at Art Basel

At Art Basel



Donald Judd Untitled Cadmium Red Woodcut series