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EDWARD GRANGER AND GOWANUS OPEN STUDIOS

James Andrew and artist Edward Granger

James Andrew and artist Edward Granger

In my never ending search to find the most perfect pictures for the interiors I’m creating for my clients, I’m always excited to make studio visits and check out special exhibitions. And when I’m celebrating a collection of a brilliant artists like Edward Granger, I’m doubly thrilled.

Artist Edward Granger

Artist Edward Granger

Artist Edward Granger

Artist Edward Granger

Artist Edward Granger

Artist Edward Granger

After a lovely brunch with friends in town, I coaxed everyone out to Brooklyn to meet Granger who is currently participating in the Gowanus Open Studios program. Needless to say it was well worth the short journey!

From the Artist:

At once composed and formless, I owe an obvious debt to the Fauvists’ supremacy of color over form, an aesthetic approach in harmony—or is it tension?—within these structurally informed compositions. My background in architecture is evident is my compositions. Their controlled fluidity is an intentional effort to create something at once structured and formless, but also allowing the process to happen by chance. My works are about being synchronized in time and space. My intent is to allow my work to act as a vessel to receive a conscious awareness of these subconscious events of daily life, which embodies one’s abnormal physical and psychological stages.

Artist Edward Granger

Artist Edward Granger


We’ve got some bold ideas for future collaborations with Granger on upcoming projects, and we’ll be sure to keep our WIJW informed. Do stay tuned!

For my photo with Granger (top), I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci navy velvet jacket, Tom Ford pink cotton glen plaid shirt, slate blue flannel pant, Ralph Lauren black alligator belt with sterling buckle, vintage Pucci pocket square in blues and pinks, pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links , Gucci black leather tasseled loafers, vintage Rolex and my fragrance is Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

Read more about Edward Granger on WIJW.

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INSITU WORKS – REFERENCES

James Andrew and Alexis Zambrano at InSitu Works

James Andrew and Alexis Zambrano at InSitu Works

The idea of online galleries isn’t a new one these days, but I think you’ll agree this isn’t a real substitute for experiencing art physically. Our friends at InSitu Works have brilliantly managed to combine the best of both worlds – you can see and purchase the works both, well, in situ AND online – very cool!

James Andrew and Scott McBee at InSitu Works

James Andrew and Scott McBee at InSitu Works

I recently attended the opening of References, the latest Insitu Works gallery experience, and it certainly did not disappoint – there are some truly splendid paintings and sculptures to see there at reasonable and fully disclosed prices, which makes my work as a designer a whole lot easier! Do bookmark their site to keep informed of current and upcoming shows, and perhaps snap up one of their works while you’re there!

Victor Rodriguez - Broken Glass Mask

Victor Rodriguez – Broken Glass Mask

Just back from Lyford, I’m sporting a cotton cable knit shawl collar sweater by Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, white cotton shirt, cotton and silk glen plaid pant, brown leather belt with rose gold buckle and brown leather tassled loafers. My fragrance is Creed Windsor.

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CZAR JAMES – ARTIST SCOTT HOUSTON MCBEE

Czar James by Scott Houston McBee

Czar James by Scott Houston McBee


I was simply overwhelmed by all of the birthday well wishes from loved ones and from our cherished WIJW readership. Thank you!

Of course, one does enjoy receiving a little birthday cadeau as well, and I must say I was rather tickled by the terrific piece created for me by my beloved Scott Houston McBee. It’s a collage/painting/decoupage of sorts with a nod to Czar Nicholas that will go quite nicely with the fabulous collection of these McBee fantasy paintings that I received for Christmas.

Perhaps I was a Russian aristocrat in some previous incarnation, but whatever the case may be, I’d like to think I’ve always championed the elevated qualities of life just like we do here on WIJW today. I am certainly having great fun developing and evolving my own brand of sartorial splendor and sharing beauty and elegance in all its many forms – hopefully along the way, we’re uplifting and inspiring a few people through the books we promote and the artists, artisans, and designers that fill our pages!

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