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August 23 2014

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2 posts tagged "Rachel Feinstein"

L’Wren Scott’s Living Canvas

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L'Wren ScottFashion and art often find each other, as they did last night at the Neue Gallery New York, where L’Wren Scott sat down with longtime pal Rachel Feinstein to discuss her Gustav Klimt-inspired Fall ’13 collection. The museum, which welcomed the likes of Feinstein’s husband John Currin, and actress Ellen Barkin for the affair, acquired one of the twentieth century Austrian artist’s most famous works, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), back in 2006. Created during his golden phase, the painting was the primary muse for Scott’s decadent Fall looks, and it served as the backdrop for the Q&A. Having first discovered Klimt when she visited Paris’ Musée d’Orsay in her teens, Scott explained that her love of his work, “obsession with his golden period” and “longtime love of gold,” were the starting points for her collection. And indeed, while examining Scott’s gilded Fall ’13 designs, four of which were displayed in the front of the room, the connection was clear.

Scott offered that Klimt’s life—or, more specifically, the women in his life—were equally as inspiring as his art. In particular, she referenced Adele Bloch Bauer (a wealthy socialite and one of his foremost patrons), and his supposed lover, the bohemian fashion designer Emilie Flöge. “She was very well known for her little caplets, and she used to embellish them beautifully with geometric designs and inspirations from ancient Egyptian and Byzantine times. That’s how Klimt started doing his geometric patterns,” said Scott. One such caplet topped a black and gold sequined evening gown that hugged a mannequin to her left. Continue Reading “L’Wren Scott’s Living Canvas” »

They Said It: Moments From The Accompanied Literary Society’s Art World Panel

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Six panelists gathered at the Mondrian on Friday night to grapple with art world issues. The discussion, sponsored by Intermix, also celebrated the release of the book The Impossible Collection, a compendium of some of the world’s most sought-after art. A few choice highlights:


—”[It looks] a bit like ice cream in winter.” Author and collector Adam Lindemann on the high-priced art at Basel

—”Sorry, what was the question? I was ordering a drink.” Nate Lowman

—”Look at Botticelli. The thing that’s beautiful always wins.” Rachel Feinstein on the recession killing the ugly-art trend

—”I don’t think that any of that art is immune to the market.” Gallerist Mary Boone on trophy works

—”My former boss, Andy Warhol…bought jewelry and toys and real estate.” Interview‘s Glenn O’Brien on whether art lovers are art buyers.

Photo: Nick Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com