I can't think of any other sculptor that moves me like Constantin Brancusi. Nine years ago while living in NYC for the summer, my best friend and I went to The Guggenheim to see the Brancusi exhibit. It was the most affecting exhibition either of us had seen. The fluid and abstract lines of his work set against Frank Lloyd Wright's coiled interior proved to be the perfect union.
After reading about The Trials of Muhammad Ali, a new documentary which examines the extraordinary life and politics of Muhammad Ali in the 1960's, I began thinking about one of the few things that I really covet. The collectors edition of GOAT: Greatest of All Time, an epic book honoring the greatest sportsman of our time, will I hope be a part of my art collection one day.
And I hope The Trials of Muhammad Ali makes it to Charleston. If not I might just have to go home to Louisville for the screening.
Spanish fashion designer, Paco Rabanne, started his own fashion house in 1966 after creating jewelry for Dior, Balenciaga and Givenchy. Best known for his iconic dresses made up of hundreds of plasticized metal and leather disks, it is his space curtains that I instantly fell in love with.
"A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer. It dies by the same token. It is therefore risky to send it out into the world. How often it must be impaired by the eyes of the unfeeling and the cruelty of the impotent."
How brilliant is the work of Danish furniture designer Mathias Bengtsson? I love the fluidity and organic nature of each of these chairs.
I love the amazing work of French sculptor Philippe Hiquily. Beginning his career as a figurative sculptor, his furniture is every bit as dreamlike and erotic as his non-utilitarian sculpture.