Architectural Digest came and said, “We are not allowed to give any ribbons, but this is the best-curated showcase.”
Others were immersed, some could not handle beautiful nudes smoking cigarettes. I was reminded what power art has.
The showcase was four months in the making, and it finally took place last weekend, June 3 through 5. I curated objects that were rugged and refined, humble and luxurious. I especially enjoyed putting together the art collection, seeking sensuality, nature, and volatile emotion.
Sonia Braga, shot by Michele Comte in 1991 lived next to Strüve’s butterfly wing shot through a microscopic lens in 1928. Brett Weston’s still driftwood and sand dunes lived next to Morgan O’Hara’s spirited graphite drawing.
Thank you to all who made this a success: tran-Luxe, Elizabeth Sadoff Art Advisory, Steven Kasher Gallery, Sacco, The Future Perfect, Zen Restoration, Handmade Frames and to Jeff Cate Photography for beautifully documenting it.