Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
It comes from the S.S. Pierce Company. According to the Ephermera Society of America: S.S. Pierce & Co. was known throughout the United States for its gourmet foods and liquors that were shipped with great éclat by its founder, Samuel Stillman Pierce. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Pierce (pronounced “purse”) established a corner grocery store in Boston’s West End in 1831 that evolved into a leading purveyor of such specialty items as pâté de fois gras, terrapin stew, Hawaiian pineapples, and pickled reindeer tongue—all of which makes us aware of how cosmopolitan our ancestors’ palates had become.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Paul just returned from Paris where he was visiting our artist, Claude Lalanne. The Lalanne show that we have planned at the gallery this May is going to be rather incredible. As always, the show will be half François and half Claude. Claude is making a wall of mirrors slightly a la the YSL apartment, as well as this huge choupatte. As for Francois, who unfortunately died in December, we will be showing some of his last major works...
(Above: Claude's Alligator bench, my favorite bench of all time)