Baccarat Hotel, New York

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Hands down, hotel design is exponentially more creative than residential design. With laser-like focus, sensory details are designed to seduce guests into the vortex of the experience being offered, satisfy imaginations, and whet appetites for a return visit or recommendation. Hospitality design pushes the usual boundaries of design in ways that can make the strange seem familiar, and the familiar seem strange.

The 1st and only Baccarat Hotel, in Midtown New York, reimagines the elegance and perfection of the legendary French crystal maker into a luxury hospitality brand.  The beauty is in the details of shimmery neutrals accented by the rich baccarat red. [Read more…]

Miele New York Culinary Adventure

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Last month I had the honor of attending a New York Culinary Adventure which was hosted by Miele. Four of us were exposed to insider events and resources of culinary New York, which included the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Gala. Our hosts planned a days-long feast for the senses that we will never forget. I’m still working off some of the incredible food we ate, and I can vouch that every bite was worth it.

If you know me personally, you’d know I want to throw a party and serve the unreal food we ate to all. Since that’s geographically impossible, we’ll just have to go heavy on images from a few of the trip highlights. That’s your cue that this post will be extremely image (rather than calorie) rich… [Read more…]

First Retrospective of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris) Self-portrait 1790 Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano, Florence (1905) www.CourtneyPrice.com http://wp.me/p2e5e8-4WI

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun,Self-portrait, 1790
Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm.
Galleria degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano, Florence (1905)

First Retrospective of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, France’s Last Great Royal Portraitist, Opens on February 15

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and abroad during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history. Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France is the first retrospective and only the second exhibition devoted to this artist in modern times. The 80 works on view at the Metropolitan Museum will be paintings and a few pastels from European and American public and private collections. [Read more…]

Picasso Sculpture Exhibit at MOMA

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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) She-Goat. Vallauris, 1950 (cast 1952). Bronze. 46 3/8 x 56 3/8 x 28 1/8″ (117.7 x 143.1 x 71.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Picasso Sculpture
September 14, 2015–February 07, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art’s fall exhibit of 150 Picasso sculptures is one worth seeing; for all of his fame, the sculpture is a relatively unknown part of his entire collection. That he was a self-taught sculptor becomes apparent as you see these very personal works crafted with a sense of improvisation and ingenuity. MoMA is the sole venue so don’t miss this opportunity.

Picasso Sculpture is a sweeping survey of Pablo Picasso’s profoundly innovative and influential work in three dimensions. The largest museum exhibition of Picasso’s sculptures to take place in the United States in nearly half a century, the exhibition brings together around 150 sculptures from Picasso’s entire career via loans from major public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, with the largest selection of works coming from the Musée national Picasso–Paris. With many works on view for the first time in the U.S., the exhibition provides an opportunity to explore a rarely seen aspect of Picasso’s large and prolific career.  [Read more…]

John Singer Sargent’s Portraits of Friends

Self-Portrait-Sargent, Sargent: Artists and Friends- at The Met, on www.CourtneyPrice.com

John Singer Sargent- Self portrait, 1906

Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum to Focus on John Singer Sargent’s Portraits of Friends

Exhibition Dates: June 30–October 4, 2015

Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) created portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. Because these works were rarely commissioned, he was free to create images that were more radical than those he made for paying clients. He often posed these sitters informally—in the act of painting, singing, or performing, for example. Together, the portraits constitute a group of experimental paintings and drawings—some of them highly charged, others sensual, and some of them intimate, witty, or idiosyncratic. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 30, the exhibition Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends will bring together about 90 of these distinctive portraits, including numerous loans from private collections. It will also explore in depth the friendships between Sargent and those who posed for him as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art.

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