Touring Women of Abstract Expressionism at the Denver Art Museum in 2017, you couldn't help but wonder if work by Dorothy Hood belonged there. Long associated with the term "under-appreciated," Hood's work could have been included in this show which highlighted the overlooked work of a dozen or so female artists. This month an exhibit … Continue reading Kindred Spirits Without Categories: Nevelson and Hood in Houston
It's easy to get hung up on just what is and isn't an antique. But it may have little if anything to do with how desirable something is. It's also easy to play the role of arbiter and decide just what should be in an antique show and what shouldn't. These are topics that never … Continue reading What Is An Antique Anyway?
Recently retired from a long and distinguished career at Saks Fifth Avenue and not one to rest, industry icon Nena Ivon has taken on a new role in the world of independent design and vintage fashion. Ivon will serve as Fashion Director of Randolph Street Market. Her first task— helping independent designers and vintage merchants succeed at Randolph Street … Continue reading Fashion World Icon Leaves Retirement to Become Mentor to Vintage Merchants and Independent Designers
Now that the traditional antique buying season has commenced, I wandered over to 1st Dibs to see what was selling via the designer trade this season. As I had somewhat suspected, this Fall still appears to be about fun modern accessories and interesting smaller scale contemporary pieces. Side tables, lighting, interesting seating and unique decorative … Continue reading What’s selling on 1stDibs?