A stunning display by Japanese flower artist, Azuma Maoto. More, here.
There’s a fascinating read in the NY Times Style magazine on another flower artist, Satoshi Kawamoto, the artist and creative director behind installations for brands like Filson, Gant and Mr Porter. Read it here. (Via)
The wonderful Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Catch the Dolce Vita exhibition if you can, (until 13 September) highlighting the Liberty, Futurist and Rationalist periods of the early twentieth century in Italy, with works by Carlo Bugatti, Carlo Scarpa and Gio Ponti. Bellissimo.
Photo by owl’s house london. Follow me on Instagram, here
Seldom Seen, 2002, James Turrell. Photograph: Peter Huggins
I can’t wait to visit the James Turrell exhibition in Norfolk next weekend. Jonathan Jones calls it ‘a psychedelic legal high in the English countryside’ (read his review, here)
Houghton hall, a beautiful Palladian house on the North Norfolk coast, already has an impressive art collection, with works by Richard Long, Jeppe Hein and Rachel Whiteread. There is a previously commissioned piece by Turrell, called Skyspace, from 2000 (image above). This current exhibition includes the illumination of the Hall’s facade into a light show, which begins at dusk on Friday and Saturday evenings.
LightScape, James Turrell at Houghton Hall, North Norfolk until 24th October 2015.
More James Turrell, here
Today, I’m drawn to these drop dead gorgeous images showcasing the work of Studio Oliver Gustav.
From a studio, showroom and boutique in central Copenhagen, a carefully curated edit of designers and artists from around the world – Faye Toogood, Michaël Verheyden and Poul Kjærholm amongst others – sit against a monochrome interior. Beautiful pieces and striking lighting create a dramatic, yet intensely serene interior that feels timeless and elegant. I love each piece of the collection, not to mention that knock-out shade of grey used on the walls and ceilings.
Studio Oliver Gustav, here, via
Flowering Potatoes, Dairy Drove, Ten Mile Bank, Aug 2014
Acrylic on panel
116 x 123cms
Vanishing Lines is a current exhibition by the Norfolk-based artist (and friend) Fred Ingrams.
Painting en plein air, Fred captures the flat marshland typical of the region in vivid and dramatic colour.
Vanishing Lines, Art Bermondsey 183-185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
until Sunday 17th May 2015.
More images from the opening night on owl’s house london Instagram, here
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014 in two parts. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz and map
Photo: André Grossmann
He’s back, and I’m thrilled, being a huge fan. The Floating Piers is Christo’s first work since the death of his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude in 2009 (they were also born on the same day in 1935).
For 16 days in June 2016, Christo will reimagine Italy’s Lake Iseo. The work will consist of swathes of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular dock system of polyethylene cubes floating on the surface of the water. The walkways will continue on land, connecting the mainland to the island of San Paolo. More, here
Other works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude include Surrounded Islands and, possibly his best known work, Wrapped Reichstag, completed in 1995. Happy weekend.
Fabulous and revealing: 100 Famous Artists and Their Studios (have you seen Francis Bacon’s?!)
Scanned image: Henri Matisse’s studio, from the recent Cut Outs exhibition at Tate Modern. My favourite.