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James Andrew at The Frick

James Andrew at The Frick

Nothing beats an opening at The Frick. and we at WIJW were thrilled to receive an invitation to attend the celebrations for the dual exhibitions Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiollica from the Fontana workshops and Watteau to Degas.

Our incredibly gracious hosts allowed me to fully indulge my passion for this grand home with the above photo taken in Henry Clay Frick’s richly paneled and gilt library (oh and yes, that is a portrait of Frick himself behind me). I’m a big believer in the saying “the better it gets, the better it gets” and standing here within these opulent surrounds really confirms this thought! By becoming a member of the Frick you’ll be helping to support this Historic sight, its comprehensive library, exhibits, lectures, concerts, etc., and you’ll also receive exclusive invites to superb and intimate galas like this one!

François Boucher, (1703-1770) Standing Woman Seen from Behind, c. 1742 Black, red, and white chalk, with stumping, on gray-brown paper 35.3 x 19.9 cm Fondation Custodia, Paris

François Boucher, (1703-1770) Standing Woman Seen from Behind, c. 1742 Black, red, and white chalk, with stumping, on gray-brown paper 35.3 x 19.9 cm Fondation Custodia, Paris

I simply love the Rococo and this sexy little Boucher sketch (left) is just one of the many delights that await you when you come to see Watteau to Degas.

And from the Exuberant Grotesques exhibit (below) you’ll be treated to some of the most truly exquisite decorative Renaissance ceramics.

Feeling pretty grand (top), I’m wearing a gorgeous red leather biker jacket by Gucci, Turnbull and Asser purple cotton shirt with contrast white collar and French cuffs, Seaman Schepps black pearl cufflinks, Charvet Paris black and white silk mini hounds tooth tie, black wool flannel pant and black python “Playboy” loafers both by Gucci, red alligator belt with sterling buckle by Ralph Lauren.

MAIOLICA Dish, The Judgment of Paris Urbino, c. 1565-75, workshop of the Fontana family Tin-glazed earthenware 16 ¾ x 2 1/8 inches The Frick Collection, Gift of Dianne Dwyer Modestini in memory of her husband, Mario Modestini, 2008

MAIOLICA Dish, The Judgment of Paris Urbino, c. 1565-75, workshop of the Fontana family Tin-glazed earthenware 16 ¾ x 2 1/8 inches The Frick Collection, Gift of Dianne Dwyer Modestini in memory of her husband, Mario Modestini, 2008

15 Comments

  1. Dean says:

    James !
    This has to be one of your best portraits ever. What a magnificent image, of you and the room you are standing in at The Frick. I read that Elsie de Wolfe made a million dollars furnishing that house, and back then that must have been like ten million ! Thanks for sharing ! Posted on my Facebook profile.

    DF Naples

  2. Edie B. says:

    What a gorgeus place James! I love wooden interiors. So was our House in NY before we left to East Hampton…….I can imagine myself joining you there with my beautiful brown skirt, my pantyhose a brown blouse and my cape very Edie B. style posing for the picture 😉

    Love,

    Edie

  3. Christian Fuchs says:

    Dear James,

    This is the perfect environment for a picture like this one, I absolutely LOVE It. The antiques are magnificent and the beautiful golden frames, everything is in perfect harmony there, I still remember your picture at the Frick´s Museum Garden so I think this place would me my favorite one in NYC.

    Your outfit and attitude are exquisite

    lots of Hugs,

    Christian

  4. Eugenia Drummond says:

    This drawing of the standing woman is amazing, I have a similar one that is very old too, also from the 18th century. I´m going to visit the Frick Museum on my next visit to NY.

    Regards from Rio de Janeiro

    Eugenia

  5. Pearl Hammond says:

    This place is like my name, a beautiful pearl…….

    Kisses,

    Pearl

  6. Martin Doolittle says:

    You have such an amazing life James, always visiting beautiful places and making stories this is what I call lifestyle.

    Could I have your red jacket for the weekend?

    Hugs,

    Martin

  7. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    What a wonderful place you have chosen for this post my dearest friend. A magnificent wooden Salon with marvellous beautiful old things inside…….this is “geschmacksvoll” like germans would say. I adore it.

    What can I say about you, there are no words to describe how fabulous you look.

    Best Regards,

    Baroness Mara

  8. Tom Cavendish says:

    I am actually having fun at the Frick Museum right now, I can feel I´m inside taking this wonderful tour with you!

    Hugs,

    Tom

  9. Terry Kerr says:

    What a wonderful experience James, NY is full of amazing places like The Frick Museum, I hope to get there on my next vacation. Degas is one of my favorites.

    Love,

    Terry

  10. Alexandra Rhys-Jones says:

    MAGNIFICENT! I love the way how you look at the camera. You look very elegant James, you are a beautiful man.

    Alexandra

  11. Freiin von Spiering says:

    I´m impressed James, this place looks totally like my living room! You could make a post about my old villa, it has so many fantastic places you could write about…….is the membership only for people from NY?

    Warmest Regards,

    Marie Freiin von Spiering

  12. Elisa Reagan says:

    I wish I had this wonderful maiolica dish, it would be perfect for my italian dinning room, lovely post James.

    Elisa

  13. Louise Ellenborough says:

    Very handsome and goodlooking you are James! Reading your blog is really a good way to start the day!

    Best Regards,

    Louise

  14. Rosie McNamara says:

    I hope you enjoyed your visit to the museum. You are the best! love that tie with the purple shirt!

    Love and Light

    Rosie

  15. Bruno says:

    The place looks magnifique! You’re stunning with that red outfit! I love this photo with you wearing a tie, which is not so common on all your posts! Bravo!

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