Michelle Elzay's thoughtful photographs employ many of the formal conventions of still life, but the results have both a forensic feel and an intimate appeal. Here, she shoots her grandmother's minks, a china set, and her childhood stuffed animals. <i>Hoot</i> is a take from another series, in which she photographed a group of birds one after another, as to let each's individual personality shine. All of Elzay's photographs are printed on archival Ilford silk paper; each arrives signed, numbered, and with a certificate of authenticity.
Get graphic with these colorful textiles, furniture and tabletop goods. Kyle Bunting’s Ipanema rug is a work of art, with the hand-cut, hair-on-cowhide pieces arranged in repeating geometric patterns, while thomaspaul’s Damask throw pillow breathes new life into an old style. Elite Leather’s fire-engine-red Flores armchair is a flirty scene-stealer. And Katherine Bernhardt’s signed-and-numbered Mangocita silkscreen — an interpretation of a Mango ad featuring Penelope Cruz — is a study in strong lines and effervescent hues.
So you can’t be in Florida this week to check out the hundreds of international galleries at Art Basel Miami Beach. No worries: Rachel Greene and Erica Samuels from consultancy Art & Advisory have done the legwork for you, curating a sampler of works and rare monographs covering emerging and world-famous practitioners. Finds include exclusive signed-and-numbered photographs by Michelle Elzay, Xerox pieces by Josh Smith, and vinyl recordings by Mark Bradford. And looking for a good read? Then try a collectible tome about Cindy Sherman or one that focuses on Gerhard Richter's late-period abstracts. The latter even comes with a CD by jazz experimentalist Bill Frisell.
Kate Moss. Gisele Bündchen. Agyness Deyn. Katherine Bernhardt has painted them all, transforming magazine images into stunning whirlwinds of eyes, lips, legs and color. This Pop Expressionist painter’s international patrons include the likes of advertising giant Charles Saatchi. Now here's your chance to become a Bernhardt collector yourself. Shop the sale for Bernhardt’s 2008 painting Kate Moss in Grey Sweater, as well as her limited-edition screenprints Mangocita, which features a resplendent Penelope Cruz, and La Parisienne, an image of Moss inspired by Yves St. Laurent’s Parisienne perfume campaign.
"As a first impression of your home, a foyer has to look good," says Tom Delavan, Gilt Home's editorial director. "But it's just as important that it work well: When you come in, the first thing you want to do is empty your pockets, and throw down your bag or umbrella." To that end, the options here—from a walnut pedestal to R & Y Augousti's luxe boxes—are both stylish and functional.