Something for your walls

April 18, 2012 § 1 Comment

Missy and I have always shared a passion for art over the years. Through our individual and shared experiences, from studying art history in college, visiting museums, attending art shows in the city, traveling to Miami for Art Basel, and working in a gallery we have both slowly began our personal collections.
A dear friend Natacha Ivacheff-Kolb,  introduced us to her father’s, Pierre Ivacheff’s incredible artwork years ago, and we were hooked. We always admired the work when visiting Natacha’s home & have since started collecting his pieces.
For one day only Friday, April 20th, there will be a sale of his incredible pieces on One King’s Lane. His work is incredibly unique, thought provoking, and very reasonably priced for the level of skill and authenticity. The mixed media used by Ivacheff give each piece an amazing individuality and depth that I feel is hard to find these days in the art world. I definitely want more for my home, just need more walls first!  His collection ranges from about $350-4000. Here are some of my favorites that will be on sale Friday:
Pierre Ivacheff was born and raised in Paris, where he attended the Sorbonne and earned a bachelor’s degree in art history as well as a doctorate degree in fine art.  He currently resides in Brussels and is a professor of fine art and art history at the European School of Brussels. Ivacheff recruits a variety of materials in his work, ranging from aged French accounting ledgers from the early 1900’s, antique maps, dress patterns, bond and stock certificates, articles of wood, scrap metal to grocery bags.  He creates new beauty from discarded materials.  Ivacheff gives the recycled objects a “second story” by adding a contemporary layer of significance and a new voice to the two classical myths. Ivacheff has exhibited his work extensively in Belgium. In the United States, his work has been shown at the National Library in New York City.
Here are images of our pieces, not the best pictures, sorry… but you get the idea. Don’t forget to check it all out Friday!

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