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JEAN-CHARLES DE RAVENEL AT THE CHINESE PORCELAIN COMPANY

Collage by Jean- Charles de Ravenel

Work by Jean-Charles de Ravenel

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.

Jean-Charles de Ravenel's Lyford studio

Jean-Charles de Ravenel’s Lyford studio

Work by Jean-Charles de Ravenel

Work by Jean-Charles de Ravenel

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.

Artist Jean-Charles de Ravenel

Artist Jean-Charles de Ravenel with his piece for Lisa Fine.

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!

James Andrew at the de Ravenel show.

James Andrew at the Chinese Porcelain Company’s de Ravenel show.

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.

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8 Comments

  1. James,

    C’est chic, le freak ! What a super glam post. The collages are so charming, and tend to remind one of the ones that our dear Albert made-

    Dean

    PS, you even look good from the back!

  2. Danny says:

    Turn around,( Bright Eyes!)
    Every now and then
    I get a little bit restless
    And I dream of something wild…

    X, Danny

  3. Every thing you feature has such great style – with assured taste…love the de Ravenel collages.

  4. James Andrew says:

    Hello Mr Farris,

    That is exactly what came to mind for me as well and perhaps why I was so drawn to de Ravenel’s work.

    Cheers

    JA

  5. James Andrew says:

    Darling Danny,

    Every now and then I fall apart!

    Cheers

    JA

  6. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Philip Bewley,

    Thank You my exquisite friend!

    Your feedback and support mean the world to me!

    Cheers

    JA

  7. Extremely chic! Mr Andrew! You are brilliant! Just the “high notes”!!

    That is just what to do! I love the idea of collage…and it is an amalgam of memories….and loves! I will start right away! I mean it! I have the pictures of children, grandchildren, rooms, gardens…….etc….
    They need to be in some collages…..(think of it!! “just erase all that stuff on that computer! YIKES!! 19,000 pictures!!)

    I know; too many!

    But what fun to crystallize down to some really great ones……and make a tabletop…….(under glass)! or whatever!

    what a terrific trip down memory lane!

    Brilliant post!!

    Penelope

    ps his Belgians must have been especially made……lime green with black trim???? YIKES!! SO COOL!!!

  8. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Penelope Bianchi,

    I can’t wait to see one of your collages!!!

    Jean-Charles is just the most sophisticated and dashing man- I was thrilled to share his brilliance.

    Love and Light

    JA

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