Great Day at the Salon Art+Design today in NYC!
Find hereunder some highlights and my picks.
Spectacular Giacometti pieces, chairs table and lamp, were already sold at different galleries including Vallois.
Todd Merril, marked its debut at the fair with never-before-seen work from furniture maker Joseph Walsh and light sculptor Niamh Barry.
My favorites were Gesture, a wall-mounted light sculpture, and Counterpoise Suspended Light Sculpture both by Niamh Barry.
Alighiero Boetti was well represented by Mazzoleni Gallery.
An important piece showing Arabic text as well as the most seen Italian text dates from the 80s after Boetti’s stay in Algeria
A less known and latter technique of his which is ink on paper rather than tapestry work was also present in the show:
Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko presented a spectacular Oranmental Panel by Francois Louis Schmiedt from 1934.
“La Riviere du Paradis Terrestre”, cast iron panels worked with gold leaf and enameled in the blue, beige and red ton. illustrating a stylized river passing under a bridge with swimming fishes. The banks are in leaf.
Michael Goedhuis, presented two panels 96″x48.5″ by Wei lilang
The Avantgarde Chinese artist has been at the forefront of contemporary ink paintings. The two panels “Along the Vivid Outlines of the Ages[d Ridge, a Wild Stream Splashes and the Deer Flee in Shock” are made of ink and acrylic on paper. The black on the gold background is so striking and decorative!
Always a pleasure to see a good Leger!
And the coup de coeur…Sam Francis, untitled, 1990 at the Galerie Diane de Polignac