I am presently exhibiting 10 mn from home, at SIIAM Megeve...and this made me think of writing a short post about my previous exhibition : Maison et Objet, last January.
Each show gives me the opportunity to create a new collection . I usually have a couple of pieces that did not sell during the previous show but I seldom show them again. My big pleasure is to research and explore new themes. Each time I am in "collection creation" mode I dream I had a huge booth and enough time to fill it up with all the ideas I have ...but maybe it is better I have a rather small one , all ideas are not good and viewers could be totally confused by my eclectic tastes !
Here is what I hung on the walls :
A green/gray version of a Watteau ornament.
|Cavale 150x220 cm
A mix of two famous horse studies of the great Leonardo.
|Coin de Feuilles 92x70 cm
Just a branch.
|Herbier du peintre 100x150 cm
A slightly modified late XIXth century botanical study.
|Elegante 120x260 cm
Two beautiful figures of Giandomenico Tiepolo in black and white.
|Lady Jane 75x55 cm
A copy of a Thomas Lawrence portrait.
|Leo 115x180 cm
Leonardo again and Leo Fender !
|Les Rayures 140x145 cm
Watteau always ...the original is a girl, I made it look like a boy.
|Lion rouge 35x110 cm
A horizontal ornament that I modified so that it works vertically.
|Rêve de Jardin 140x145 cm
From a XVIth century garden plan
Here is what the booth looked like :
|Derived from A.Jacobsen's chairs, I got those at the flea market for 5€ a piece, painted them black and added wings on the back.