Category Archives: Galleries

My 25 Ideas for CHRISTMAS GIFTS

It was a fun day of shopping………….5th Avenue……….a flea market………a silver emporium………and a crafts show.  [I am exhauested].  But I did make 5 purchases…………gifts for family…….friends………and my stockbroker!

The TAXIDERMY DEER HEAD………..was NOT among my purchases.

However…………..this Courtly Check Moose Head at MacKenzie Childs did tempt me…………..at $15,000 [cough]………….but it was the $695 delivery charge that killed the purchase.

ACADEMY of FINE ART…… in Munich Germany

This is the AKADEMIE der BILDENDEN KUNSTE in Munich where I went to school…………..way back when!  Then I moved to Bremen……….and years later…….back to Munich………….where  I sold my painting in the Frau Schwartz Gallery.

The academy was founded in 1808…….and before that in 1770 by Maximillian 111 Joseph………..he decided to support a drawing school.

Max on his horse…………….

The rooms off this corridor offered classes in …..painting…….engraving and sculpture [which is what I studied].

TIFFANY LAMPS at the NY Historical Society Museum

LOUIS C. TIFFANY was the genius behind Tiffany Studios……but he was not the exclusive designer of these lamps.

CLARA DRISCOLL was the head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department and she has recently been revealed as the designer of many of these lamps.

The men in the Tiffany Studios designed most of the geometric patterns while the women designed the florals.

 

 

 

TINY STORES in Manhattan

Some are three feet wide……others four and some are five!

But they offer things New Yorkers need…..

CLICK ONE to see now tiny it is!

Paris: Let’s Drop in on Galeries Lafayette

Source: Paris: Let’s Drop in on Galeries Lafayette

CLICK ON the above BLOG …….my friend, Theadora Brack, lives and writes and photographs Paris.

For years, Galeries Lafayette sold Tom’s art……….on placemats for the dining table.

It is still my favorite placer to shop in Paris.

ART STUDENTS LEAGUE HOLIDAY SHOW

The Art Students League is a high esteemed school where hundreds of Americas artists have studied and taught.  It was founded 145 years ago.  Now 2400 students study at the League every month.

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Every year it is my change to purchase student art……….just one painting.  Guess which one I bought.

Alumni of the school…………POLLOCK, ROTHKO, GEORGIA O’KEEFE, LOUISE NEVELSON……and scores of other prominent artists.

Pixel Forest at the New Museum

I am RE-BLOGGING Susan’s  blog of a fantastic exhibit…….at the NEW MUSEUM

DO CLICK ON………….

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I recently had the opportunity to explore an immersive exhibition at the New Museum. The New Museum is known for its innovative contemporary art, and this exhibition by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist,…

Source: Pixel Forest at the New Museum

Thanks Susan…………Tom