Last year, we were honored to visit the rather ravishing Lyford Cay home of our friends Jean-Charles and Jackie de Ravenel. While there, we were given a first-hand glimpse of the magnificent collages Jean-Charles de Ravenel has been creating, and they’ve been on our minds ever since! And so, as you might imagine, we were beyond thrilled to attend the recent opening of his new show, Cutting Edges, right here in the city at our favorite, Chinese Porcelain Company.
Utilizing a unique collection of prints, documents, and photographs, de Ravenel creates striking visual narratives, arranging carefully selected elements to create truly splendid, one-of-a-kind works — here, de Ravenel’s many interests, (from travel to history to fine art and even crystal formation), are arrange and juxtaposed ”…to portray the multitude of emotions felt when faced with any particular form of art, civilization or country visited.” Incidentally, these pieces are in the collections of major style icons like Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, and are quite hotly sought after! That being said, one might want to secure one for yourself or a loved one post haste.
Above: a personalized piece de Ravenel made for our mutual friend Lisa Fine, inspired by a trip Fine took with her mother to India. One would be hard pressed to find a more fabulous and more thoughtful gift than a personalized de Ravenel collage!
Do put Cutting Edges first at the top of your gallery visits! Exhibition dates are November 14 to November 22, 2013.
Admiring de Ravenel’s works at the Chinese Porcelain Company, I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci dusty pale grey blue suede biker jacket, wool checked pant, navy leather slip on loafers and black leather tote, cerulian blue cashmere turtleneck sweater by Dolce & Gabbana, vintage Rolex and my fragrance is Creed Original Cologne.