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Contemporary Design at Historic Sudeley Castle!!!!!

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Pablo Reinoso  HUGE SUDELEY BENCH  Painted Steel
Conceived in 2010,  Edition of 8 + 4 AP's


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Atelier Van Lieshout   WELLNESS SKULL  Fiberglass, Polystyrene & Plywood 
Conceived 2007,  Edition of 3


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Sebastian Brajkovic  LATHE X  Aluminium
Conceived in 2010,  Edition 8 + 4 AP's


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Lionel Scoccimaro  GIANT JAR  Painted Aluminium
Conceived in 2010,  Edition of 8 + 4 AP's


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Studio Job  POURING JUG  Polished & Painted Bronze
Conceived in 2008 & Cast in 2010,  Unique


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Marcel Wanders BON BON GOLD  Resin, Rope, & Precious Metal
Conceived in 2010,  Edition of 20 + 2 AP's


This exciting "selling exhibition," a joint venture between Sotheby's UK, Studley Castle, and Carpenters Workshop Gallery showcases a series of one-off and limited edition pieces by leading international contemporary designers and artists. The works are utilitarian pieces that can work as functional objects or pieces that can be appreciated as works of art with "profound aesthetic appeal."


According to Alexander Planton & Simon Stock, Sotheby's curators of the Sudeley exhibition "Contemporary design is an area of the international art market that ha been making waves in recent years and the Sudeley show will present works by some of the boldest and most visionary talents in the field of design today."


Carpenters Workshop in London, one of the premier galleries featuring contemporary design, is know for encouraging up-and-coming young artists, as well as presenting extraordinary works from established artists such as Ron Arad, Marteen bas, Wendell Castle. This joint venture is the latest project that the gallery is involved in "to promote the careers and foster the careers of contemporary designers through exhibiting unique and limited-edition works in solo and group exhibitions and at international art and design fairs. It also aims to expose the public to the latest design aesthetic, enriching and enlightening the contemporary design landscape and discourse."


Sudeley Castle is located in the Cotswold Hills in Gloucestershire. It was the royal household of Queen Katherine Parr during Tudor times. It is currently the home of Lady Ashcombe and the Dent-Brocklehurst family, who are dedicated to the restoration of the castle and it's gardens, with a particular emphasis on environmental sustainability. Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst has presented several exhibitions at the castle and says of this installation ..... "A thousand years of history at Sudeley represents a thousand years of design and creation and it is wonderful to be presenting such a current and visually exciting exhibition that is in such striking contrast to the historic castle itself."


I think this unique exhibition .....  the scope of the work is brilliant, 
and the stunning surroundings add an extraordinary dimension to the collection!!!!

The Accessorator and a row of soda bottles...WHY?????

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Pulling together a room, a table or a wardrobe requires the addition of a myriad of things that create perfection!!!   Perfection is the "look" .... it says everything!  It maybe a color, a book, or a napkin but it says "finished." It says....... I am unique, I have panache, I am chic!  This really has nothing to do with the cost of something....rather it's visual sensuality!!!!


In my world everything can be an accessory..... a table, a chair, a sofa...... as well as a painting or a dab of paint. Sometimes I might see  a pattern or a color that I want to share. Sometimes, it can be an actual object  or sometimes just a row of colored soda bottles in New Orleans!!!!! (Fabulous colors, right???) Whatever it is......... I think it is something valuable to think about!!!!


I think of myself as the last hand that touches a room or a table. These abstract additions complete the feeling. I spend my time musing about these final thoughts and items endlessly!!! Just before the grand finale or the unveiling there is one last look around ...... your eye catches everything and says PERFECTION!!!


If you like what you see ...... there's plenty more to see....just keepyour eyes open!!!!!