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SOFA New York 2011

The SOFA exposition is one of the more important decorative art fairs, bringing together a selection of the finest galleries from around the world. WIJW was recently invited to the fair, and we’re very pleased to highlight some of our favorite pieces.

Glass work by Lino Tagliapietra

Heller Gallery featured the work of master glass maker and internationally acclaimed artist Lino Tagliapietra. His works are represented in more than 60 museums around the world, and at an age when most would be considering retirement, he continues to develop and explore his craft. He plays the role of teacher to many acclaimed artists as well, including Dale Chihuly. I was particularly taken by his 2010 piece, “Saturno.”

Mosaic in glass by Andrea Salvador

At Berengo Studio—a fantastic mosaic in glass by Andrea Salvador, who was discovered while working on tomb stones! His painstaking, nearly photographic mosaic work, is entirely created by hand.

Sculpture by Jeff Conroy

The Ann Nathan Gallery featured Jeff Conroy’s “Visible Man,” a sculpture consisting of glass fragments, silicone and 450 images—decoupage on acid! Certainly a complex and wonderfully thought provoking piece.

Porcelain pots by Felicity Aylieff

Flanked by monumental Felicity Aylieff porcelain pots at Adrian Sassoon, I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci dusty grey blue suede biker jacket , wool check pants and black leather tote, Turnbull and Asser dark green micro check shirt with contrast white collar and french cuffs, Seaman Scepps pearl cuff links with pale blue sapphires, Hermes “blue jean” leather belt with silver buckle, Yves Saint Laurent black leather “Windsor” loafers and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.

I’ve come to really enjoy chatting with gallerists; hearing their critical insight, as well as the many interesting stories stories behind the work they represent, cannot help but edify and inspire.

2 Comments

  1. Dean says:

    James,

    A totally amazing, mind blowing post! You look great, as always!
    WIJW has become a favorite go to for lifestyle information…

    Dean

  2. Marc de Paris says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful discoveries!

    Next week I shall meet several currators of our National Museums and let you know about the exhibition FRANCE. looking forward to your next post

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