New York's Johnson Trading Company
a collection of the work of furniture dealer/artist
at Design/Miami 2012.
The installation created by gallery owner
a great friend & collector of Loughlin's work,
celebrated the legendary artist.
A dealer since the 60's, Loughlin began painting
his signature motifs on
"found" recycled furniture" .....
picked-up at flea markets & thrift stores
in the 80's.
His quirky signature motifs included ...
a man with a cigarette,
Zippo lighters & other thematic emblems
of the times.
Johnson has also published a book titled
featuring his collection of furniture
with Loughlin's iconic imagery.
I adored the pieces but,
had a special response to the mirror,
which has a logo sticker with the Greek letters
of my college sorority ...
Sigma Delta Tau!!!
Very 1960's ....
now considered very vintage!!!