Serizawa Keisuke at the Japan Society

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Serizawa: Master of Japanese Textiles, which opens tomorrow at the Japan Society in New York, is an exhibition that will win many people over many—from the devoted connoisseur of fiber arts to those with an eye for graphic design to the Japanese art aficionado. In this display of one hundred works that span Serizawa Keisuke’s (1895-1984) career—the first large-scale museum …

In conversation with….Shirley Mueller, Chinese export porcelain collector

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Shirly M. Mueller is a passionate collector and scholar of Chinese export porcelain who has written numerous articles on the subject (see below). We recently spoke to Mueller, who is as a lender to the current exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick about her collection and what …

Last shades of summer: first tones of fall

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The month offers a last chance to catch some of summer’s notable exhibitions: Islamic ornament in Frankfurt; baroque splendor in Florence; and Dufy ceramics in Ghent. Europe’s big event in September is the Twenty-sixth Biennale in Florence. Ornament The Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt gets philo­sophical about the meaning of ornament. In a small but insightful temporary exhibition of approximately …

The Connoisseur’s Eye: Grueby vases

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Connoisseurship of the vessels produced by the Grueby Faience Company and the Grueby Pottery has been surprisingly slow to develop over the past forty years, during which time collections, exhibitions, and scholarly publications have featured them as exemplars of the American art pottery movement. As early as 1900 Keramic Studio noted that “no collection would be perfect without a piece …

Greene and Greene at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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While we wait for the fall exhibition season to begin, now is a good time to catch the  traveling exhibition A “New and Native” Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene, which is in its final weeks at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (through October 18). Organized by the Gamble House and the Huntington Library to mark …

Ceramics by Royal Tichelaar Makkum

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A few weeks ago the New York Times featured the latest designs produced by Royal Tichelaar Makkum, the 400-year-old Dutch ceramics manufacturer. The new line called Fundamentals of Makkum is comprised of a basic pottery service designed by Lonny van Ryswyck and Nadine Sterk of Atelier NL that derives color variations from its use of clays from across the Netherlands’ …

This Week’s Top Lots: August 24 – 28

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*  The August 24 and 25 sale of Australian art at Sotheby’s in Melbourne totaled over 6.8 million AUD. The top lot was Jeffrey Smart’s The Painted Factory, Tuscany that sold for 870,000 AUD (estimate 600,000-800,000 AUD). Other top sales were Sidney Nolan’s Burke and Wills Exhibition that sold for 552,000 AUD (estimate 450,000-550,000 AUD), Ivon Hitchens’s Flowers in a …

Site Source: Danish-furniture.com

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Recent issues of The Magazine ANTIQUES have delved into the history and collecting of 20th-century design. The September 2008 article “The lost generation of Danish design” by Gregory Cerio is just one example. For readers interested in learning more about Denmark’s design masters the website Danish-furniture.com offers a fine introduction. The non-commercial website was launched by Dansk Møbelkunst, a Copenhagen-based gallery …

Great Estates: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire

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As the subject of a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (on view now through November 15) and a new feature-length documentary directed by Paul Sanderson, Augustus Saint-Gaudens—one of the foremost sculptors of the Gilded Age in America—is certainly having a moment. Adding to these offerings is the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, where his …

From the Spoon to the City: An architect’s perspective

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s latest exhibition From the Spoon to the City: Design by Architects from LACMA’s Collection highlights great design from the 20th century and explores architects’ passion for designing both buildings and their contents.  It includes objects by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Michael Graves, and Frank Gehry. The slideshow below …