Friday, November 30, 2012
Lawrence Peabody (1924-2002) was a noted architect, interior designer and furniture designer who trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen after serving in the Navy in W.W. II. Every decision he made was in the name of art, even his decision to serve in the Navy during the War. According to his daughter "He chose the Navy because he liked the uniforms. He loved those bellbottom trousers." She went on to remark "I really think his mission in life was to beautify everything."
Monday, November 26, 2012
This phenomenal new work by Olexander was inspired by the 1962 Truffaut film "Antoine et Colette". "Antoine et Colette" is the second of five films by Truffaut that follow the character Antoine Doinel from boyhood to adulthood. Antoine, who is played by the French actor Jean-Pierre Leaud, made his screen debut in the 1959 Truffaut film "400 Blows" (also captured by Olexander in an earlier work). In "Antoine et Colette" Antoine is a solitary seventeen year old who works in a record factory manufacturing LPs. He spends most of his time listening to classical music and opera in his one room apartment. He falls in love with the beautiful Colette, but unfortunately for poor Antoine the love is unrequited.
In the moment from the film captured by Olexander, Antoine is shown playing records in his room. He is pensive and melancholy as he spins a record that reminds him of his love. Charcoal on paper 78" l., 46" h. framed. Canadian, 2012 SOLD
"Record Player" by Olexander Wlasenko
Jean-Pierre Leaud in another scene from "Antoine et Colette"
Michael Thomas is very pleased to welcome Marilyn Moore. Marilyn joins us with an extensive background in both design and antiques. In addition she literally brings a world of experience, both personally and professionally, to us which includes considerable travel, lots of varied interests and a significant career in the health care world. While she will no longer be able to prescribe anything for what ails you, she will certainly be more than able to help prescribe just the right fix for your home.
Friday, November 23, 2012
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wishing all of our American family, friends, and clients a very happy Thanksgiving! We have so much for which to be thankful. We are thankful to call so many of our clients friends. We are thankful to be doing what we love every day, and that so many of you are enjoying what we are showcasing in the shop. We are very thankful to be representing the wonderful and extremely talented artists that we represent. Right now we are very thankful to Patsy from Ottawa! Patsy sent us her pumpkin chiffon pie recipe with ginger whipped cream as a thank you for forwarding my mom's famous apple custard pie recipe (she saved it from the Oct. '08 Canadian House and Home but misplaced it). We are making Patsy's pie right now. By the way, you can find Evelyn's (mom's) apple custard pie recipe on this blog under the "recipes" category.
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Curtis Jere design house was founded in California in 1963 and produced sculptural works ranging from the representational to the highly abstract. Works produced by the company, particularly those of the 1960's and 70's, have become highly praised and sought after today. Writer Mitchell Owens wrote a two page article on the history of C. Jere for the November 2010 issue of Elle Decor. In it he remarks that "Today those pieces are attracting the admiration of leading dealers in vintage chic". He goes on to note that after launching in 1963, Jere sculptures were distributed by Raymor, a cutting edge studio in New York City, and retailed at Gump's in San Francisco and other high end retailers in several major cities across the U.S.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
It's back! We had very positive feedback to our "Good to Gift" postings last year, so we're doing it again. During the next few weeks we will be posting pieces that we think would make great holiday gifts in a category called "Good to Gift". We will feature a wide variety of items. Some will be vintage and some will be new. Most will be under $100.00, but all will be pieces we think are terrific!