Saturday, July 26, 2014

LES VACANCES: Summer Photos with Staley•Wise in Residence

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Exhibit Curator Béatrice Dupire next to Taki Wise and Etheleen Staley on the far right, representing Staley • Wise
Gallery in Residence, and between them, Frederique Thiollet, the mind behind Hotel Particulier in New York

On the rather sweltering July 22 evening, Hotel Particulier had an opening featuring Staley • Wise Gallery in Residence.

The works of photographers represented by the Staley • Wise gallery, George Holz, Denis Piel, Tim Hall, Patrick Demarchelier, Isabella Ginanneschi, Slim Aarons, David Seidner, Peter Basch, Harry Benson, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Sid Avery, Bruce Laurance, Arthur Elgort, Michael Dweck, David Lachapelle, André De Dienes, and Priscila Ratazzi were on display, curated by Béatrice Dupire.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

H-HOUR: Grisha Bruskin Art Exhibit

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Grisha Bruskin (Grigory Davidovich Bruskin) had his opening of 'H-Hour' series of sculptures at the Marlborough Gallery on February 12th.

Born in Moscow in 1945, Grisha Bruskin studied at the Moscow Textile Institute (Art Department) Between 1963 and 1968. In 1969, he became a member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR. Bruskin’s participation in the famous Sotheby’s auction in Moscow (1988) brought him worldwide fame, when his painting “Fundamental Lexicon” (1986), in which the figures, carrying emblems of official Soviet culture, brought together on huge plates, was purchased for a record price and made Bruskin one of the most successful Russian artists in the West.

DROPS OF WATER: Esther Rosa Art Exhibit

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On May 16th at the Sohotel Artspace Gallery, Esther Rosa had her 'Drops of Water' exhibit of paintings which also included a sculptural installation featuring inflatable balloons.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FLORIAN THOMAS: New Paintings — GUS HEINZE: Glass & Steel

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Florian Thomas

Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery had a two men show on March 6th.

Florian Thomas, whose art is naturalistic, but with some artistic tampering to the surface to make it different, and Gus Heinze who's style is of the classic school of Photorealism.

Gus Heinze

Thursday, July 10, 2014

DOUBLE TREAT: A Tour of 1stdibs, and a Paris Flea Market Lecture by The Antiques Diva

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On March 25th at the New York Design Center, Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, had an exhaustive and eye opening lecture on the ins and outs of the Paris Flea Market and the mistakes neophytes make when exploring it without an expert guide to help them out. It was an invaluable opportunity for interior designers who enjoy treasure hunting to learn how to make the most out of their foraging adventures abroad.

Before the lecture started, we were invited by 1stdibs to take a guided tour through what some of us jokingly, but very seriously, referred to as "The Candy Store," as the photos I took of their showroom can attest.

'Antiques Diva' Toma Clark Haines explaining the nature of her business

Monday, July 7, 2014


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Alan Tanksley with Matt Austin

On April 3rd at his studio right across from the Flatiron building, Interior Designer Alan Tanksley had a wonderful get together for his friend Matt Austin, in order to promote some of Alan's very charming sculptures.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

KHADIA at The Bitter End

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July 1st was the date at The Bitter End, where Khadia had her solo performance to the delight of all present.

Khadia is an Alternative/Pop Recording Artist, Actress, Songwriter and Performer about to launch her debut Album/CD. Her music style which consists of strong guitars with a perfect contrast of beautiful melodic lines. Currently there are no African American singers filling this gap in the industry.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

KLUB DURAVIT: A night of Jazz & Champagne with KLAUS MUELLER

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It was raining cats and dogs the night of April 31st, but that wasn't enough to deter fun lovers from coming to a real hot Champagne party at Duravit.

German manufacturer Duravit is inviting designers and architects with a new initiative: Klub Duravit, created specifically for the design community. It's a ‘thank you’ for Duravit supporters and offers designers intimate access to the brand with special events, gifts, giveaways, and more.


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On October 2, 2013, Wines of Argentina arranged for a wine tasting at '3West Club'.

Wines of Argentina (WofA) is the organization that, since 1993, promotes the Argentine wine brand and image worldwide, spreading knowledge of the winemaking regions of Argentina. In addition, WofA contributes to direct the country's export strategy by studying and analyzing changing trends in consumer markets.