Hunt Slonem is gearing up to expand his cult following with the release of his gorgeous new tome. Weighing nearly three pounds and measuring over 11 by 14 inches, Birds (Glitterati Incorporated, $95), Hunt Slonem's new book, is a serious piece of work by any standard. Fortunately for established fans of Slonem—and also for newcomers to his rainbow-hued oeuvre—its physical magnitude is matched by the lush, eye-catching quality of painting on its 272 silver-gilt-edged pages. Coming out tomorrow, Birds, a follow-up to 2014's Bunnies, marks the first time the New York artist has brought together his ornithological, neo-Expressionist compositions in one place. Slonem—an internationally recognized painter, sculptor, and printmaker—spoke with AD about the labor of love on the eve of its debut.
With three revered Texas art galleries bearing her name, Laura Rathe attributes her predilection for fine art to her parents, who collect art and raised her "with the notion that taking risks and having dreams was an expectation."
“Art you can live with and enjoy”—that’s the hallmark of Laura Rathe Fine Art, according to Laura Rathe herself. The gallery is decidedly friendly and unpretentious, with personable staff who want to make the process of viewing and collecting art “not only interesting but fun,” says Rathe.
We’re all formed by our experiences, and artist/filmmaker/poet/lyricist Christy Lee Rogers has channeled the essence of her island home of Kailua, Hawaii, to create new photographs inspired by light, tropical flora and water.
Informed by decades of travel and the beauty of nature, porcelain artist Lucrecia Waggoner's organic installations elevate traditional ceramics to new heights.
Informed by both a poet's words and her own nomadic spirit, Austin artist Meredith Pardue creates a body of work reflective of her internal vision.
PaperCity Houston features designer Lindsey Looke, in her new Houston home, with select artwork from LRFA including Meredith Pardue, Judith Foosaner, and Lucrecia Waggoner.
When did you open? The new gallery at 1700 Post Oak Blvd. opened in September 2015. Describe the space. I designed the space myself along with the architects at Scott + Reid. I wanted to enhance the viewing experience without distracting from the art, which resulted in a sleek, contemporary style with minimal color and soaring 20-foot-high ceilings. Why a second Houston location? The Galleria/Uptown area has recently exploded with new high-rises and restaurants, a benefit of more people moving to Houston who may want to embrace the vibrant area's art scene. Opening a second location made sense once I realized ther was a fantastic space available in one of the most visible locations in the city. What makes this gallery different? The new gallery breaks the mold, it stands alone rather than in a cluster of other galleries like the Colquitt Street and Dallas locations. Up next? We're expanding our stable by adding more international artist. In 2016, we'll feature or roster at the Miami art fairs and will continue to create events to celebrate our collectors and artist who allow Laura Rathe Fine Art to support the beautiful world of creativity. laurarathe.com
Elle Decoration South Africa features Meredith Pardue in "The Green Issue" with an insightful interview and stunning images.
Austin artist Karen Hawkins creates a new chapter for books that have reached the end of their shelf life.
Ever wonder about the story behind the famed National Geographic cover portrait, "Afghan Girl"? In NPR's series 'My Big Break', photographer Steve McCurry discusses the 'who, when, where & how' details surrounding the widely known photograph
As Austin artist Meredith Pardue continues to put paint to canvas, the design world continues to clamor for more
Exploring the life of the aquatic, underwater photographer gives an in-depth look into her newest collection, Élan ...
Dallas-based artist, Carly Allen-Martin orchestrates her brushes in a way that bestows paint with a lyrical quality.
James Verbicky's media paintings serve as the main inspiration for Neiman Marcus's May 2014 issue of the book by incorporating the company's iconic butterfly symbol
Patron magazine visits the studio of porcelain installation artist Lucrecia Waggoner and discusses her technique as well as inspiration behind her work
PATRON magazine sits down with notable bicoastal art patrons in their modern California home to discuss their contemporary art collection, including works by LRFA sculptor Matt Devine...