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Pleased as punch with this gallery wall when it went up! As always this was a joint collaboration between the client and I. We gathered lots of work from round her home and it became apparent quite quickly that there was a pink and black theme I could pick out. We got the wall planned to 75 percent but there were a couple of gaps that the client then went and sourced some artists work she had had her eye on for a while! This wall has original and print work and shows that you can mix it up with the right eye! 💕🖤 A two hour hanging consultation costs £150.
Indeed. Stillness IS a portal to the divine. I know this to be true. I also love this edition with its red perspex box - a poetry collaboration with two of my favourite galleries @enitharmon.editions and @jealous_london. I also know that images by Chris Levine are iconic and traditionally have had a very strong secondary market value. I think this is a super cool work and I have one work left that I have reserved for clients at the price of £2600. These prints are stepped pricing and will go up. DM me if you would love this on your wall. Or on a loved one’s wall.
One of the reasons I like to visit my clients homes is so that I understand the vistas and the context of where the work is going to be hung. How work is framed by a door, how it is approached, happened upon and like here, reflected in mirrors or windows - these things they all matter. I knew the minute I saw this hallway/powder room area that I wanted the frame of sliding pocket door of the powder room to frame the picture on the back wall - a frame within a frame. It was going to be one of the first things you see on entering the house (once you stopped gawping at the incredible modernist interior!) This is a house with meticulous attention to detail and the artwork and the placement of it had to match.
I felt like I was in my own nest nestled up (never realised nestled was a derivative of nest until now!) to one of my own brood while we peered into this gorgeous nesting box. There was something about the experience of getting in close, to touch each other, to sit cheek to cheek (or Eliza’s cheeks to my jowls 😂), that felt so utterly sumptuous that going and seeing this work with a loved one is the perfect antidote to feelings of isolation and distancing we have all felt over the last months. And then when you peer in there is a whole little world going on that you can use your mobile phone to light up! 💡💡💡💡It’s adorable, experiential and delight for all the senses. Art that makes you feel something is what it is all about and this little black box punched way above it’s weight.
There is a lot I love about this painting, in fact there is a lot I love about Neale’s work in general. But I find this painting, or how I respond to it, fascinating. There are some sexy bits in here - good hair, a handsome face, nice tits, elegant hands, some plump grapes, possibly a post coital flush, some good painting of fabric and drapery (yes that is sexy too to an art consultant 😂) and of course the promise of what lies (or lay) between her legs. But there is something about the addition of the socks that changes the dynamic of the painting completely. It turns out socks trump everything in the sexy stakes. Would would have thought? I once met a man when I was working at an art fair who told me, very quietly, just how sexy socks (stripy ones were his thing) could be. And I now get it. Socks on girls.
Watch this space to see the transformation of this double height sitting and dining room. I was asked to advise on some new paintings and instead I said that the paintings are perfect they just need a new background colour to hang them on. Thank you to colour consultant and interior designer Lorraine from @spence1design for nailing the options virtually from Edinburgh. The question now is do we go Truffle from Paint and Paper or the classic Stiffkey Blue? Answers on a postcard welcome.
It was so utterly delicious to be out on Friday looking at art again. A complete highlight was the show @alminerech of Sam McKinniss’s stunning paintings. I can’t help but adore the juicy off kilteredness of them all. But then if you have a painting with such an interesting neon blood red underpainting then it is always going to deliver something mysterious and slightly sinister. Dolly here looked magnificent despite having black holes for eyes. I can’t stop thinking about that. I find it unnerving and utterly fascinating all at the same time. Is this a lesson in good hair and teeth can cover a multitude of sins. Or is it a comment on the depth of Dolly despite them. I don’t know but it has got under my skin in a kind of scratchy, moreish, itchy way. 🖤🖤🖤
* UPDATE: I HAVE A VIRTUAL SHOP BOOKED AT 3PM TODAY. ANY EXISTING OR PREVIOUS CLIENTS CAN PLACE THEIR ORDERS WITH ME TO SECURE WHAT THEY WANT*
Love this @rashidjohnson print that had been released for Earth Day. ‘If we expose people to the beauties and wonders of nature, and they fall in love with it, they are less likely to do things that are going to damage the environment. If you introduce people to people who don’t look like them, who are from different backgrounds and they fall in love with them, they are considerably less likely to do things that would negatively affect people.’—Rashid Johnson. Whoever bought these did a good thing indeed - with sales proceeds going to support two wonderful charities Art for Acres and the 14+ Foundation. 🌍🌎
I am absolutely pleased as punch, over the moon, excited, delighted, in awe and completely jealous (if I am honest) to have commissioned this stunning dyptch from @sophie_carter_artist for an absolutely beautiful interior design project by @yokokloedendesign. The scheme has blush pinks, tobacco tones and some gorgeous fluffy fabrics which we sent to Sophie who nailed it from the first second I saw WIP. I only work with the best. It makes my job easier and delivers a superb result for my clients who in this case were the interior designer AND the proud new owner of this stunning work. Work sourced from @surfaceica.
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I love this snap as it sums up perfectly the process of creating a gallery wall with a client - it is an entirely creative collaborative process. It is the sort of thing you sit around and chat about in your bare feet or socks. It is the sort of thing that emerges, that gets created, that is good fun and extremely satisfying once it is cracked. This is the before shot of the wall. We took this all down and planned it all out on the floor (see photo 2) The client is bravely hanging it all as we speak (one of the few people I know who has a man handy enough 😂) and I can’t wait to see the finished result. A gallery wall consultation costs £150 for two hours. We normally do one wall and rejig several other spaces in the house during the time.
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