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Jeremiah Goodman

Speaking with Jeremiah Goodman - photo Gabriel Everett

Speaking with Jeremiah Goodman - photo Gabriel Everett

As you have probably gathered by now, I have a particularly voyeuristic fetish when it comes to the lives of iconic figures, especially if their interiors were created by equally major designers!

Enter the legendary artist, Jeremiah Goodman, with whom I recently had the most marvelous meeting. You will recall his work from the covers of a multitude of magazines (Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Interior Design, etc., etc.) showcasing the rooms of nearly everybody who was/is anybody; from socialites to creative figures, including, but in no way limited to, Edward Albee, Yves Saint Laurent, Mario Buatta, Billy Baldwin, Elsie de Wolfe, Diana Vreeland, the Duchess of Windsor, Rose Cumming, Sir John Gielgud, Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, and Bruce Weber—the list goes on and on—and it is no wonder why. Goodman’s work not only creates a palpable descriptive reality, but through an energetic stroke and rich palette he conveys actual presence: an added dimension of emotion and a dramatically heightened sense of place that one would be quite hard pressed (ok, let’s just say it would be nearly impossible) to capture photographically.

Jeremiah Goodman - The Duchess Of Windsor, Country Bedroom, France 2005

Jeremiah Goodman - The Duchess Of Windsor, Country Bedroom, France

Jeremiah Goodman, Chateau Moton.

Jeremiah Goodman, Chateau Moton.

Jeremiah Goodman, Elsa Schiaparelli.

Jeremiah Goodman, Elsa Schiaparelli.

It may come as no surprise to you that I often look to the celebration of life and beauty in Goodman’s work for inspiration when embarking on my own interior projects (a sort of art imitates life imitates art scenario). Needless to say, my meeting with Goodman was filled with deep rapport—and as if oft the case when meeting such genius, I’m left feeling wildly inspired.

A selection of his fine paintings in limited edition prints as well as note cards are available through Dean Rhys Morgan’s, Works on Paper.

Also, do watch the video with Goodman talking about his work and career in our previous post!

Enjoying a few of Goodman’s splendidly edifying stories (top), I’m sporting a Tom Ford “Buckingham” jacket in black and ink wool wide twill damier, indigo plaid cotton shirt and brown leather tasseled loafers, Gucci python belt, J Brand “Kane” jeans, Charvet silk pocket square, vintage Rolex Perpetual watch and my fragrance is Creed Spice and Wood.Works on Paper

8 Comments

  1. harrison says:

    I love his work , have his book , and often buy it for hostess gifts! Bravo James , fantastic as always !!!

  2. Dean says:

    Very handsome !

  3. Goodman´s work is very inspiring! You are always looking forward to bring us the best!

    Big Hug,

    Christian

  4. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Sehr schöne Farben, diese Gemälde erinnern mich an meine Kindheit…….

    LG,

    Deine Mara

  5. Juana de Esquivel says:

    Bello trabajo! Y tú guapo como siempre James!

  6. Maria La Torre says:

    James! Me encantan los personajes que escoges para tus historias, siempre tan interesantes!

    Recibe un beso,

    Maria

  7. Lil´Lilly says:

    love it Darling!

  8. James Andrew says:

    Dear Christian,

    Thank You for your lovely comment!

    I am thrilled to see the tremendous response I am getting to Jeremiah’s brilliance.

    I have been a huge fan of his for many years and what a terrific treat it was to finally meet him.

    Cheers

    JA

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