Contemporary art affords an opportunity of expressing something about ourselves that our choice of sofa can never convey. Despite promises to create signature environments, many interior designers skip the authentic character, history and tastes of their clients for the latest trends. 891 more words
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From behind the windows of their Georgian-style home on the south side of East 70th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, the Irish businessman and his wife always admired the place across the way, a townhouse newer than theirs and twice as wide. 1,648 more words
Rare photographs of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline on vacation in Cape Cod will be put up for auction later this month.
The pictures were taken in August 1961 and depict the then First Couple in rare moments of candor — the former president casually enjoying a meal at Listerine heiress Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon’s beach house, Jackie smoking a cigarette and JFK going for a swim in the bay. 64 more words
Intimé dates from the height of Vuillard’s Nabis period, when his pictures were at their most visually textured and saturated with color. The room depicted here is one in Misia and Thadee Nathanson’s summer cottage in Valvins, where Vuillard was a frequent house guest, along with the couple’s other artist-friends. 105 more words
Think of it as a master class in estate planning. Earlier this month, Sotheby’s sold all 43 pieces on offer from Bunny Mellon’s art collection—Rothko to Picasso to Diebenkorn—at its much-heralded “Property from the Collection of Mrs. 1,130 more words