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Modern Look Book
Modern Look Book is your entry into the world of vintage, antique, modern and contemporary finds presented in today's top interior design projects. The Modern Look Book concept was developed by Heather Karlie Vieira of 20th Century by HKFA as a place to share some of her favorite finds as they go from early morning flea market score to the interiors of some of the world's top designers. Additionally, Heather wanted to share the talents of her friends and colleagues - artists, designers, entrepreneurs - and promote their work. Modern Look Book blends vintage with contemporary, antique with modern and shares the spotlight for all.
A whole week went by and I really don't have much to show for it. That was last week. It was a true whirlwind of work, work, work. From clean outs in the Upper East Side and along Madison Avenue to sifting through piles and piles of papers (don't ask), I really don't remember much about the week. Hence, my lack of posting. But that was then and this is now and I do have a couple things to share with you…
First things first, Saturday was so cold that I can still feel my fingers almost freezing off - especially after I lost my favorite pair of mittens at the 23rd Street R and W train station stop. The wind was howling and everything was just about frozen. Now, for me, it was an easy day of a few hours spent in this unforgiving weather. But not so much for my colleagues who spent the better part of ten to twelve hours in that weather. Hats off to them! Let's get to the paintings. The first one is a 1970's era abstract oil on canvas which looks to me like a wonderful homage to Sonia Delaunay. With a strong background in yellow and confidently painted architectural forms, this work exudes the ideas of constructivism. The painting is signed Lola in script and has great scale. The second painting is a wonderful naive style winter landscape scene probably from Europe. This oil on canvas painting has a very sturdy lap jointed stretcher and an all over craquelure. To me it looks like the grey clouds are clearing and the blue skies are coming through. But, hey, I'm one of those folks who sees the glass half full. Most likely the painting is showing a coming storm and you can see a figure in the foreground collecting kindling for a fire. And the pic in the middle? Just one of my favorite spots in New York City - the gorgeous Grand Central Terminal. Oh, and before I forget, I want to remind you about the two projects I'm working on right now. One is called Jean Georges Bois (click here to see the site as I'm building it), it is a new line of jewelry. The other is called Fishtown Pop Up (click here to see the site as I'm building it), it is a new gallery and retail space in Philadelphia. Fishtown Pop Up will be debuting with a one man solo exhibition and sale of recent paintings by New York City artist Clintel Steed!
To me it looks like the grey clouds are clearing and the blue skies are coming through. But, hey, I'm one of those folks who sees the glass half full.
Feruary 6, 2017
I'm super happy with both projects and especially the upcoming exhibition! Mark your calendars for Friday April 7th to attend the opening night exhibition of Clintel Steed at Fishtown Pop Up. Picasso is quoted as saying, "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." So friends, let's work!
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20th Century by HKFA was the next step from my New York City based antique picture frame sourcing business, Heather Karlie Fine Art. After a few years of sourcing, buying and selling antique, period and modernist style frames, I began to deal in furniture, furnishings, lighting, art, sculpture… And so 20th Century by HKFA was born. Click here to see more!
Heather Karlie Fine Art started off in a 341 square foot apartment in New York's West Village. Early morning sourcing at the Chelsea flea market yielded armfuls of antique, period and modernist picture frames. A quick email or two, appointments made on the Upper East Side and a subway ride were all part of my routine. I was sourcing for the top galleries in NYC. Click here to read more!
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