Maria Brito, Author, Interior Designer and Art Consultant
"My boys' current bedroom reflects who they are. It is fun, colorful,
and joyous. I also wanted my sons to have their own experiences living
with contemporary art, so I listened to their opinions when selecting
the pieces in the room." -Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping by
Maria Brito, 2013.
Carl E Smith, Owner of CES Contemporary Art Gallery
"My decision to get my son, Sean (almost 8 now - was 5 at first involvement) was based on my desire to have him start to experience art in a variety of formats from a young age. As a gallerist and collector, I am constantly making sure he is exposed to my world and I loved and embraced the possibility for him to go on a guided educational tour of some of the most forward international contemporary art."
Maite Montenegro, co-owner of the Restaurant & Cocktail Bar La Madame
in San Sebastian
"With my kids, all their toys, clothes, taste, seem to be so
ephemeral... I like the idea of investing in something that they can
always keep and maybe one day pass along to their own children. They
both love their little collection and Lucas, who is 4, already asks:
mami, more paintings please!!! "
Erica Domesek, Founder of PSIMadeThis
"I love my Libby Black alphabet print. It hangs above my desk, and
every time I look at it- it makes me smile!"
Japanese Artist Yoshitomo Nara To Have Major Exhibition At London's Dairy Art Centre London's Dairy Art Centre is presenting a major solo exhibition by the Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, in October. This will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition in the UK to date and will feature seminal pieces by the artist, many of which have never been shown before in the UK. Comprising a large body of recent and previously unreleased works, the exhibition will include painting, sculpture, and a unique retrospective of Nara’s drawings spanning 30 years. One of the most renowned Japanese contemporary artists of his generation, Nara is best known for his paintings of children and animals sporting fiendish expressions and provocative stances, isolated against pastel-coloured backdrops....
NICK CAVE: TOO COOL FOR SCHOOLJACK SHAINMAN GALLERY’S The School, Kinderhook, N.Y.In his opening remarks to the press at the inauguration of The School in Kinderhook, NY, Jack Shainman explained the genesis of the project. He said he had a dream of having a space to house the gallery’s private collection, which would also facilitate appropriate viewing. The serendipity of finding a beautiful example of a Federal-style schoolhouse for sale, in a neighborhood that he had grown to love after many years of spending weekends in the historic Hudson Valley had made the purchase irresistible. His friendship with the Latin American architect, Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas turned into a wonderfully synergistic collaboration to preserve the integrity of the architecture while allowing...