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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.
Remember last week when I mentioned there was a chill in the air? Well this weekend was downright cold! Buying was good over the weekend with three interesting purchases - two on Sunday and one on Saturday. There was a nice mix of dealers this weekend and it was nice to see both familiar and unfamiliar faces. In fact, two of my purchases all came from folks with whom I had not yet done business!
My first purchase on Saturday morning was an interesting gouache / pen and ink / watercolor done in shades of black. It's a city scene showing a very busy sidewalk. The piece is signed Marin. The work is very expressive with both light and dark brushstrokes. Definitely something that I'll have to remove from the frame so I can take a closer look! You know how I love a mystery!!! The rest of Saturday I purchased a couple items for our home, one is an elephant statue and the other is a hand in heart antique brass bottle opener - cheers! Then on Sunday, I bought two things - a painting and a rug. The painting is an oil on canvas and dates to the circa 1970's. It's a beach scene done in a very minimalist way with a neutral color palette. It's in a square format and measures about 3 feet by 3 feet. I bought this while it was still a bit dark - it was leaning against a fence, but underneath a collection of another artist's work. This artist was from Queens. The works were interesting. Next up, well after the sun had made an appearance, I bought a vibrant geometric pattern rug runner. It measures about 8 feet long and 2 feet wide. I absolutely loved the colors and scale as soon as I laid eyes on it. There is a checkerboard type design down either side and a diamond style pattern down the center. It has a great look!
Definitely something that I'll have to remove from the frame so I can take a closer look!
December 5th, 2016
With three great new additions to my inventory, I'll be shopping and selling the week ahead! But all work and no play definitely make for a dull antique dealer, so I made sure to do some other stuff too - visit with friends, pick out the Christmas tree and enjoy time at home. I have stay on my toes for next weekend!
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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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