Takashi Murakami Exhibit in Boston Sparks Sellout Sales

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP: The artist Takashi Murakami is a one-man brand, thanks in part to collaborations with Louis Vuitton and fans like Karl Lagerfeld and Pharrell Williams.
His global reach has helped to fuel sales in the Murakami shop at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston where “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics” is a few weeks into its five-and-a-half month run, completed with the esteemed Japanese art historian Nobuo Tsuji. The duo selected the objects on display with the artist creating paintings and sculpture in direct response to such Japanese masterpieces from the MFA’s collection as Soga Shōhaku’s 35-foot-long “Dragon and Clouds” (1763), and the Heiji Scroll dating back to the second half of the 13th century.
Sales have been so brisk that the opening night party registered among the highest hourly sales that the MFA has ever had, according to a museum spokeswoman. The artist’s limited-edition prints sold out in a flash with one shopper flying in from Atlanta to buy “Korin: Dark Matter.” With a waiting list at 250 and growing, the prints have been reordered and a new shipment from Japan is expected later this year.
Other bestsellers include T-shirts and sweatshirts, tallying about 600 units in sales.

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Burberry to Mount ‘Here We Are’ Exhibit, Reveals New Show Venue

NEW SHOW SPACE: Burberry will mount a photography exhibit titled “Here We Are,” to bow during London Fashion Week next month at the brand’s new show venue in Clerkenwell. The label will stage a runway show on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m..
“When we started thinking about curating ‘Here We Are’, I knew I wanted it to celebrate a certain strand of British photography that I have always loved,” said Christopher Bailey, president and chief creative officer at Burberry. “One which documents the many and varied tribes and clans and classes that make up this island of ours. It has been an extraordinary privilege to gather together this collection of photographs that have influenced me so much over the years. They provide a portrait of British life, in all its nuances, both exceptional and mundane, beautiful and harsh. It’s the spirit of those photographs – sometimes ironic, sometimes tender, always truthful – that has guided our September collection. Together they will form an exhibition in our new show space, celebrating a very British way of life and way of dressing.”
The exhibition will delve into “the British way of life and character,” will showcase works from over 30 photographers and will take over three

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Sotheby’s to Exhibit and Auction Mario Testino’s Personal Art Collection

ART FOR AUCTION: London’s Sotheby’s will mount an exhibition and auction of works from Mario Testino’s personal art collection in September.
“I always wanted to collect things that weren’t like me,” Testino said. “I’ve always been excited by everything that makes me look at something differently.”
The Peruvian photographer has curated a showcase of more than 300 works from his own private collection. This includes paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures. The starting estimates of the lots up for live auction range from 10,000 pounds for “System of Display, D” by Adam Pendleton, to 800,000 pounds for Tauba Auerbach’s “Untitled.” Also to be auctioned are works by the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans, Gilbert & George and Anselm Kiefer.
“Personal and historical memory are common conceptual motifs in the works here,” said Brandei Estes, Sotheby’s head of photographs in London. “Inviting us to challenge our common preconceptions of what we understand to be true and real. The best art affords us a journey and exploration into new ways of thinking and understanding the world around us.”
The exhibition, titled “Shake It Up,” will run from Sept. 8 to 13 following a showcase in Los Angeles last week. Sotheby’s will later auction a selection of those

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London’s Fashion and Textile Museum to Mount Orla Kiely Exhibit

ALL ABOUT ORLA: London’s Fashion and Textile Museum plans to mount an exhibit on British fashion designer Orla Kiely in May 2018.
“Over the past 20 years we have built an archive of fashion, accessories and homeware rooted in our signature style,” said Orla Kiely. “With the exhibition, we will be bringing it all together under one roof in a celebration of design, print and color that has become the Orla Kiely brand. It is very exciting and an enormous privilege through which we can show the dynamic power of design while looking positively to the future with a clear vision and global identity established.”
“Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern” will feature more than 150 of her prints and pieces. Known for her use of vivid Sixties prints and silhouettes, the exhibit will highlight Kiely’s life as a designer, her inspirations and will delve into her fascination with patterns. The show will also feature sketches, prints and product prototypes. Also on display will be products created in collaboration with architects, photographers and film directors. Kiely’s original paper sketches for her signature “Stem” graphic that she designed in the Nineties will be showcased.
“The Orla Kiely exhibition will offer a privileged insight into

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Nike to Highlight Innovation in New Exhibit, Shoot With Dancer David Hallberg

Innovation has been a hallmark of the Nike brand since Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman teamed up to create a superior running shoe in the mid-1960s. Now a $ 32 billion company, the Oregon-based sporting-goods brand prides itself on creating products that provide athletes with the tools they need to perform at their best.
Tonight, Nike will unveil its latest iteration in “Objects of Desire,” an exhibition that highlights its 20 years of innovation in sports apparel. The brand will showcase images from nearly 20 “brand-defining” campaigns from the past two decades, which are intended to illustrate how style and culture have evolved over the years.
The event at Nike’s brand space at 45 Grand Street, which will be open to the public from June 1 to 10, will also serve to introduce the latest series of images featuring ballet dancer David Hallberg in the NikeLab ACG Poncho.
The exhibition was curated by Paris-born and Yale-educated Dorian Grinspan, the editor and founder of Out of Order magazine. He worked in partnership with contemporary artist and architect James Casebere, who built the set for the exhibition; Niclas Gillis, a Swedish filmmaker who directed the video, and Djib Mo, a new French recording artist who penned an

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Minnesota Museum To Remove Gallows Exhibit After Native American Protest

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has agreed to remove a controversial outdoor “gallows” sculpture following protests by local Native Americans. The large work includes design elements of seven different historical U.S. gallows, including one used to hang 38 Dakota Indians in the state in 1862.

“I regret the pain that this artwork has brought to the Dakota community and others,” museum executive director Olga Viso said in a statement announcing the decision that was posted on Facebook Saturday. “This is the first step in a long process of healing.”

The two-story structure entitled “Scaffold,” created in 2012 by Los Angeles artist Sam Durant and inspired by a dark history of American hangings, was intended as a criticism of capital punishment. But many in the local community considered it insensitive. The hanging of the “Dakota 38” after the U.S.-Dakota War in Minnesota was the largest state-sanctioned mass execution in U.S. history.

The artist now supports dismantling his exhibit, Viso’s statement said, and has told the museum’s executive director: “It’s just wood and metal ― nothing compared to the lives and histories of the Dakota people.”

“I am in agreement with the artist that the best way to move forward is to have Scaffold dismantled in some manner and to listen and learn from the elders,” she added.

Viso said she had hoped the choice of the work would trigger a valuable dialogue and increased awareness about capital punishment and violence. “I regret that I did not better anticipate how the work would be received in Minnesota, especially by Native audiences. I should have engaged leaders in the Dakota and broader Native communities in advance of the work’s siting,” she wrote in an open letter last week.

The details of how the work will be dismantled will be determined in meetings this week with tribal elders.

The large work ― with steps for visitors to climb to the gallows ― was to be one of 18 new works in a renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center to be unveiled June 3.

Protesters on the scene applauded the decision when it was announced, but many plan to camp out at the space until the exhibit is removed. And anger has still been running high, with some on the scene brandishing signs reading: “This isn’t art; this is murder.”

James Cross, who identifies as Anishinaabe and Dakota, told the Pioneer Press that the decision to erect the scaffold without any input from the Native American community was a “slap in the face.” 

“Scaffold” was praised by critics when it was shown in 2012 in Germany and in Scotland.

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Chaumet to Stage Major Exhibit in Beijing’s Forbidden City

FORBIDDEN PLANET: Chaumet is bringing its 237 years’ worth of history to Beijing’s Forbidden City.
The Place Vendôme jeweler, which is closely associated with Napoléon I and Empress Joséphine, will exhibit some 300 works, jewels, paintings, drawings and objets d’art dating from the end of the 18th century to today at the National Palace Museum as part of the “Imperial Splendors” retrospective, scheduled to run from April 11 to July 2.
“Through a selection of works belonging to the Palace Museum, the exhibition offers an exchange between the Chinese and French jewelry arts, imagined around a mutual culture of excellence, to unveil shared inspirations and reciprocal influences,” Chaumet said in a statement.
Under the scientific direction of Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre museum in Paris, the exhibition will end with the presentation of the tiara of the 21st century, the product of a creative competition at Central Saint Martins in London.
The show will feature items on loan from prestigious collections and prominent museums including the Louvre, the Château de Fontainebleau and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
They include the Bourbon-Parma tiara, made by Joseph Chaumet. It was worn by Hedwige de La Rochefoucauld for her marriage to Prince Sixtus of

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Visionaire Unveils ‘Toiletpaper Paradise’ Exhibit With Maurizio Cattelan

PARADISE NOW: Things are getting trippy at The Gallery at Cadillac House.
For the latest exhibition in their ongoing partnership with Cadillac House, Visionaire founders Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos have tapped Italian artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari — the duo behind mischievous, irreverent art magazine, Toilet Paper — to create an interactive installation, dubbed “Toiletpaper Paradise.”
The exhibit opens today and will remain on view until April 12.
Dean and Kaliardos came across Cattelan and Ferrari’s “Maze of Quotes” installation at the most recent edition of Art Basel Miami Beach in December, and they liked it so much that they immediately asked the duo to stage an installation for The Gallery at Cadillac House.
Two months later, the fantastical installation was complete, featuring ordinary domestic settings — a fully furnished bedroom, a kitchen — reimagined through a psychedelic lens. Guests will be invited to touch, play, lounge and, undoubtedly, take Instagram selfies in the space.
“My favorite aspect of the installation is the fact that you can interact with it as if it were your very own one bedroom apartment,” Dean said. “A Cadillac executive is having a meeting in the ‘Toiletpaper’ living room right now. I plan to eat my lunch in

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Snoopy and Belle Exhibit Returns to U.S. With Rachel Zoe, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Colleen Atwood Designs

DOG’S DAY: Snoopy and Belle are back on the fashion circuit, and this time they’re taking it to the masses with a retail bent. The “Snoopy & Belle in Fashion” project, which debuted at the Louvre in 1984 with nearly four dozen outfits designed by everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Gianni Versace, has been on a nonstop worldwide museum tour ever since. Its last iteration celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014 with new designers such as Isaac Mizrahi and Rodarte coming into the mix, and others such as Diane von Furstenberg and Betsey Johnson, who were part of the original exhibit, creating a second set of costumes.

Colleen Atwood’s sketch of Snoopy in an outfit inspired by her costume for Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland.” 

The 2017 tour brings the collection back to the U.S. in shopping malls instead of museums. The first stop is Feb. 14 at Los Angeles’ Beverly Center, and it will hit six U.S. cities before ending at Brookfield Place on Sept. 7 in time for New York Fashion Week, where it will remain until Oct. 1 before it goes overseas.
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Rebecca Moses Sets Tokyo Exhibit

MATERIAL WORLD: The Isetan Art Gallery in Tokyo is staging an exhibition of paintings by Rebecca Moses. “It’s a selection of my works related to Italy,” said the fashion and interiors designer and artist, who has lived for years in Italy working for brands including Genny and had her own namesake line, now shuttered, produced in the country. Moses was in Milan during Fashion Week to showcase her second project with Alcantara, a collection of anything ranging from toys and frames to pillows, earrings and dresses made with the trademarked material. “I am telling a story here, sort of like a dream, which allows me to push my creative limit,” Moses said at the Alcantara pop-up store in the city, which is decorated with her original illustrations on the material.

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The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist’s Perspective

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Fibonacci’s Workshop, watercolor 32″ x 40″

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I’ve been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty. Last summer Down East Magazine selected me, along with artists Alex Katz and William Wegman as cover artists for their 60th Anniversary issue. I continue to be amazed at the work which goes into putting together an exhibit.

As many of the works are watercolors, much thought goes into how to mat the artwork and how best it should be framed — what type/color of frame, type of mat (I am very fortunate to have an excellent craftsperson who makes my mats, and am in close proximity to a Frame Shop, owned by a delightful and knowledgeable Englishman whose family has a frame shop in England). I personally like to place the mat on the painting and secure it because, for me, even the smallest centimeter changes the entire intended design of the painting. One might think a gold frame is a gold frame but there are different types of gold frames — red gold, yellow gold, antique, water gilded- and one gold might not support the painting as well as another. When I hang an exhibit such as my current Reviewing the American Landscape I think of the exhibit as a whole and the framing more as a backdrop so as not to distract from the art.

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Sanctum, watercolor 32″ x 40″

I learned from working with National Gallery of Art Curator Sarah Cash who curated my Paris Exhibit Barbara Ernst Prey: An American View at the Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris the importance of a good installation and thoughtful dialogue of the artwork. Before the exhibit goes up I work with the curator and think about which paintings compliment each other. In this current exhibit the gallery is the former Village Inn once owned by Architectural Digest Editor Paige Rense and artist Kenneth Noland. It’s charm is in the connection to the authenticity of the area and a reflection of what I have been documenting for many years.
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An American View: Barbara Ernst Prey on exhibit at the Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris

As I am a native New Yorker (my mother was the Head of the Design Department at Pratt Art Institute and a great artist herself) people often ask me who comes to this exhibit. People come from all over the country to see the exhibit and it has become a sort of destination. Just this year the Chairman of the Board of a major museum flew in private for two hours, purchased some of the new paintings and then left. Another well known collector came up on their yacht and spent the night in the harbor. Some well known American Curators as well as Directors and collectors have walked though the exhibit.

My paintings are in the collections of The White House, the Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum but also the Farnsworth Museum, which has an early painting of mine, here in Maine. My paintings from Maine are in collections worldwide, one currently on view at the U.S. Embassy Residence in Hong Kong. In between exhibition installation, I was able to accompany the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (I was appointed by the President of the United States to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory Board to The National Endowment for the Arts) on a part of her visit to Maine and then returned to finish the installation.

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Quadricentennial Nocturne, watercolor 32″ x 40″

Something new for this year is an exhibit of a series of never before seen oil paintings. I’ve been secretly painting the area in oils and for the first time have exhibited them. I haven’t painted in oils since I was 17 and Governor Hugh Carey of New York purchased my first oil painting so it is a return with a more intimate series. This, of course, poses a whole new conundrum of how to hang an exhibit.

Hope you’ll stop in if you’re in Maine at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine.
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Palais Galliera to Stage Countess Greffulhe Exhibit

FALL LADIES: While the Met preps for its “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” exhibit, which will go on view at the Costume Institute’s Anna Wintour Costume Center on Nov. 19, the Palais Galliera is readying the first exhibit dedicated to the wardrobe of Élisabeth, Countess Greffulhe, from Nov. 7 to March 20, 2016.
Countess Greffulhe, who was Marcel Proust’s inspiration for the Duchess of Guermantes in his novel “In Search of Lost Time,” lived through the Belle Époque and the Roaring Twenties and was the acknowledged leader of the Paris social swirl for half a century. She became particularly influential after her marriage to the extremely wealthy Count Henry Greffulhe, raising funds, producing and promoting operas, sponsoring science, and dipping into politics.
Palais Galliera, a City of Paris museum, will display some 50 dresses from its collection bearing the labels of such couturiers as Worth, Fortuny, Babani, and Lanvin. There’s a tea gown with blue velvet on green silk designed by Charles Frederick Worth dating back to the turn of the century, a silver Babani coat from 1920, as well as other day dresses, evening dresses, indoor clothes, accessories, portraits, photographs and films.
The exhibition, curated by Olivier Saillard, the museum director, is to also shed light on

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Palais Galliera to Stage Countess Greffulhe Exhibit

FALL LADIES: While the Met preps for its “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” exhibit, which will go on view at the Costume Institute’s Anna Wintour Costume Center on Nov. 19, the Palais Galliera is readying the first exhibit dedicated to the wardrobe of Élisabeth, Countess Greffulhe, from Nov. 7 to March 20, 2016.
Countess Greffulhe, who was Marcel Proust’s inspiration for the Duchess of Guermantes in his novel “In Search of Lost Time,” lived through the Belle Époque and the Roaring Twenties and was the acknowledged leader of the Paris social swirl for half a century. She became particularly influential after her marriage to the extremely wealthy Count Henry Greffulhe, raising funds, producing and promoting operas, sponsoring science, and dipping into politics.
Palais Galliera, a City of Paris museum, will display some 50 dresses from its collection bearing the labels of such couturiers as Worth, Fortuny, Babani, and Lanvin. There’s a tea gown with blue velvet on green silk designed by Charles Frederick Worth dating back to the turn of the century, a silver Babani coat from 1920, as well as other day dresses, evening dresses, indoor clothes, accessories, portraits, photographs and films.
The exhibition, curated by Olivier Saillard, the museum director, is to also shed light on

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Azzedine Alaïa ‘Couture/Sculpture’ Exhibit Opens in Rome

The Galleria Borghese museum in Rome on Thursday was brimming with tourists taking in the incredible collection of art on display, but Azzedine Alaïa was quite the showstopper himself as he walked through the building’s ornate salons with WWD for a preview of the “Couture/Sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the History of Fashion” exhibition. Signing autographs and posing for a few selfies with visitors professing enduring admiration, Alaïa carefully tucked a pleat here and fixed a drape there on some of the 65 designs on display. The looks seamlessly fit in with the art, whether they be bondage dresses in the Egyptian room or a crocodile jacket standing next to an antique armored bust.
“This is a mythical location, the most replete with masterpieces, and we did not want to move them around or disturb them,” said Alaïa, acknowledging the privilege of showing his designs in such a venue. Dresses in blue or red velvet stood near paintings by Caravaggio, almost reflecting the masterpieces’ lighting, while the designer’s dresses made with feather-light raffia and shells, horsehair or shark skin could have been inspired by Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s stunning marble statue of “Apollo and Daphne” depicting the nymph morphing into a tree. An off-white

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Venice Biennale Arte 2015: Doug Argue’s Scattered Rhymes, a Satellite Exhibit You’ll Want to See

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On May 9th the 2015 Venice Biennale Arte officially opens to the public. Yet for the last week the Jewel of the Adriatic has been buzzing with activity. The stylish art crowd, dressed with a proper dose of eccentricity, arrived early and from around the globe. Holding envied invitations to a plethora of exhibit inaugurations and vernissage, the press, contemporary artists, patrons and the who’s who of the art world crossed ancient thresholds into Venetian gardens, Renaissance palaces, galleries and the multitude of Country sponsored pavilions to raise their prosecco chalices to creative expression.

Last Wednesday, Save Venice, the New York based organization which has raised more than 20 million dollars to restore 400 works of art and architecture in Venice, Italy, debuted as an advocate for contemporary art. A cherished invitation to their event led me passed the Accademia di Belle Arti–Academy of Fine Arts–down a tight secluded alleyway lit by a sliver of early evening sky, and into Doug Argue’s Scattered Rhymes satellite Biennale exhibit. Off the calle and up worn marble steps, I entered the 15th century Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo’s rectangular shaped magazzino where four aging brick walls, an ancient wood beamed ceiling and floor contrast and embrace the American artist’s four Venetian inspired oil on canvas pieces. Time and Again, Cosa Mentale, Mother Tongue and my favorite, Calle: a 91 x 280 inch blast of color, energy and light. Mr. Argue, a talented and gracious man, explained that the sliver of Venetian sky I had left in the alleyway was his inspiration for this painting. Perhaps that explains why I find Calle–Italian for alley–so intriguing.

Gazillion miniscule drops of color cover the enormous canvas like the aurora borealis weaving through the Milky Way. Calle, like Argue’s other three works on display, draws you in and holds you there to study and examine its detail only to send you across the room, never letting you take your eyes away, until you’re drawn back, once again, to discover tiny letters falling across the canvas forming the word consolations; bits of communication floating in the midst of a grand presence connect, like the night sky, to deliver a larger message.

What makes the piece all the more interesting is Mr. Argue’s technique of using the brush and medical syringes to create a constellation of texture, movement, and layers. Holding a syringe loaded with paint in one hand and standing above the blank canvas that he had extended across the floor, Argue used the palm of his other hand to shoot the color up into the air, injection after injection, and let the drops fall onto the canvas. Drops form more perfect circles when they fall freely, is what he told me.

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Born in St. Paul, Minnesota and now based in New York City, Doug Argue was twenty-four years old when he first visited Venice, Italy. Now, almost thirty years later, he describes the work he is proud to exhibit in the city that continues to inspire him–words I think well define Venice and her contemporary dilemmas, too:

“There are many different histories in the world, in both art and politics, and we often see things in the current moment, yet have no idea what lies beneath. One language is always turning into another, one generation is always rising and another falling, there is no still moment. I am trying to express this flux–this constant shifting of one thing over another, like a veil over the moment itself.”

Recently, two of Doug Argue’s paintings were commissioned for the lobby of One World Trade Center in Manhattan, and others are held in the collections at the Minneapolis Institue of Art and the Weisman Art Museum. Other pieces have been shown in solo exhibitions from Santa Monica, California to Yerevan, Armenia. Now, I expect, and hope, that his Venetian inspired pieces will find good homes, too. My “know what you like, know what you don’t like” layperson’s opinion is that Calle merits a special place–perhaps in a European or American modern art museum, where the Venetian sky can be seen by many and for many generations to come.

Doug Argue’s Scattered Ryhmes Exhibit
5 May-30 September 2015
Palazzo Contarini del Zaffo, Dorsoduro 878, Venice
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Frick Collection’s Young Fellows Ball Celebrates Don Quixote Exhibit

The invitation read “Don quixotic black tie,” and whether that was a typo or an intentional blending of noun and adjective, the women who arrived at The Frick Collection’s Young Fellows Ball on Thursday were decked out in flamenco ruffles and matador-inspired outfits. The theme, “A Dance at the Spanish Court,” took inspiration from the museum’s special exhibition Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France. Many were dressed by Lanvin, the evening’s sponsor, including chairmen Lydia Fenet Delaney, Elizabeth Kurpis, and Amory McAndrew. “I always love the Frick [gala], seeing what everyone’s wearing. People really dress for the theme, unlike many other parties,” Delaney said. “The setting lends itself to being really dramatically dressed,” McAndrew piped in. Adding to the drama—or the Instagram fodder at least—were customized fans emblazoned with “Lanvin [hearts] the Frick” in gold cursive. Guests playfully hid behind the accessory for photographers circling, and, later in the night, to add a little extra flair to their dance moves.

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Les Art Décoratifs Sets Fornasetti Exhibit

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Piero Fornasetti may not be a household name, but his impact on the fashion world is indisputable.
On March 11, the first French retrospective of the artist’s work opens to the public at Les Arts Décoratifs, sponsored by Valentino.
“His work continues to be very important in the creative world,” said Olivier Gabet, museum director of Les Arts Décoratifs, who co-curated the exhibition with Barnaba Fornasetti, the artist’s son, who continues to design in his name.
“When you look at certain designs by Valentino or Dolce & Gabbana, there is a respect for his work,” Gabet continued. “It’s still seen as something current and inspirational.”
“Piero Fornasetti: La Folie Pratique” groups together more than 1,000 of the multi-talented artist and interior designer’s works, including scarves, furniture and his famous plates featuring the face of opera singer Lina Cavalieri in the museum’s main hall.
The exhibition was co-produced with the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, where it showed last year, and runs in Paris until June 14.
For the occasion, Fornasetti has created two special collections of products, one to be sold in the boutique at the museum and a second, inspired by French national symbol La Marianne, to be sold in L’Eclaireur.

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Mormon Artifacts On Display In ‘Foundations Of Faith’ Exhibit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday unveiled a new collection that features some of the faith’s most treasured artifacts, including a page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript written by founder Joseph Smith.

The “Foundations of Faith” exhibit that opens to the public this week in the church’s history library in Salt Lake City also includes 26 other books, manuscripts and documents that go back to the early days of Mormonism. The Book of Mormon is considered the religion’s most valuable manuscript, said Richard E. Turley, assistant church historian and recorder.

The exhibit, unveiled by church historians at a news conference, marks the latest example of the faith being more open and transparent about its history.

A year ago, the church began releasing books containing historical documents that shed light on how Smith formed the church in upstate New York more than 180 years ago.

The religion also recently issued a series of in-depth articles that explain or expand on some of the more sensitive parts of its history and doctrine that it once sidestepped. Articles have addressed the religion’s past ban on black men in the lay clergy and the early history of polygamy.

The exhibit contains first printed editions of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. All are keystone documents for the faith that counts 15 million members worldwide and is based in Salt Lake City. Smith’s journal from 1832 to 1834 also is in the collection.

“These four display cases comprise our most precious documents,” Steven E. Snow, church historian and recorder. “They go to the foundation of our faith. These are our spiritual roots.”

Some of the earliest records in the collection were carefully maintained as church headquarters moved from New York to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Missouri and Illinois, and finally to Utah in 1847 after a t r ek across country by early church members.
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