March 26, 2019
Fascinating Street Art
Strong color, linear variations, graffiti: elements that define paintings by Tanc, one of the most successful street artists of his generation. Influenced by the abstract expressionists, this visual artist/painter born in Paris grew up as a graffiti artist, be it on the street or on canvas.
Today, nuances of black, an accent on line and color, and the vitality of graffiti-style writing are at the heart of his work. Like a nod to the work of Henri Michaux, Tanc’s research is based on the synthesis of strokes, rhythm, color, and energy.
Painting on canvas, 135 x 120 cm, unique work of art, price on request
Several works by Tanc are available on ventedart.com
Cédric Calmels - firstname.lastname@example.org
February 4, 2019
A Captivating Expression Of Time
One thing is for certain: once you have plunged into the depths of Medusa, it’s hard to look away. For its tenth collaboration with L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s leading clockmaker, MB&F, the top designer of timepieces in the world, takes a dive into the warm ocean waters where intriguing and ancient jellyfish abound.
Medusa is double configuration clock, housed in a hand-blown dome of Murano glass. It can be ceiling mounted or placed on a desk. Medusa’s central section of hand-blown Murano glass calls to mind the bell-shaped body of a jellyfish. Two rotating rings—one for the hours and the other for minutes—are visible through the glass dome, and the time can be read from a single indicator that extends over the rings. A movement beating at 2.5 Hz (18’000 A/h) located below the time indicator, is like the pulsating heart of this mechanical creature.
Medusa can sit on a desk, or another other flat surface, thanks to a specific support with curved legs. This is designed to hold the base of the movement and allow easy access to the mechanism for winding and setting the time.
When the clock is suspended from the ceiling, Medusa changes its supporting legs for hand-blown Murano glass tentacles. Attached to the mechanism, the tentacles move softly with the slightest motion of the clock—recalling the movement of a jellyfish in the ocean currents.
Key points: Designed to evoke one of the most eloquent, yet mysterious creatures of the sea, Medusa blends exceptional artistic technique with Swiss clock-making precision, once again pushing the envelope of possibility.
Plus: Like a luminescent jellyfish in the depths of the sea, Medusa glows in the dark thanks to Super-LumiNova.
Characteristics: Total components: 231; Approximately 6kg; Dome and tentacles in hand-blown Murano glass; Movement and standing base in stainless steel and brass; Indexes with Super-LumiNova; L’Epée 1839 suspended movement, designed and manufactured in-house: Dimensions for the hanging version: 286 mm tall x 250 mm diameter, and for the standing version: 323 mm x 250 mm
Three limited editions of 50 pieces, each in a different color: blue, green, or pink
Price: 25,500 Swiss Francs / 22,400€
Points of sale>>
GENEVA: M.A.D.Gallery, 11 Rue Verdaine
PARIS: Chronopassion, 271 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
March 7, 2019
New Version Of Iconic Bag
Fendi has once again reinvented its Peekaboo handbag, this time with pockets. The bag is decorated with two exterior pockets of different dimensions, making this the most versatile version of this bag, yet always as feminine and elegant. The twist lock on the top opens delicately to reveal two compartments separated by a stiff divider.
Points forts: This timeless handbag can be used for all occasions and in every season!
Plus: Exists in various sizes and colors to please all women
Characteristics: Handbag in orange calfskin; gold-finished metal accents; lining with zipped pocket; adjustable handle and strap. Made in Italy.
Peekaboo Mini: 2,800€
Peekaboo Regular: 3,800€
Points of sale >>
Fendi, 51 Avenue Montaigne, 75008
Fendi, 265 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
Fendi, 9 Rue des Archives, 75004
Printemps, Fendi, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Galeries Lafayette, Fendi, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Le Bon Marché, Fendi, 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007
March 21, 2019
Under The Tropical Sun
After a first visit to St Barth, French painter Alain Le Chatelier, fell completely in love with the Caribbean. Since then, the beauty of the tropics has slowly crept into this work, where lush vegetation and hot colors make his paintings truly captivating.
Fascinated by the laidback lifestyle of Saint Barth, Alain Le Chatelier pays homage to all that creates the charm of the island: the blues of the sea, the cactus, the hummingbirds, shells... The juxtaposition of such elements, often in unexpected ways, combines flawlessly with his explosive use of color.
After a first glance, it seems that the signature of Alain Le Chatelier’s work can be found in the presence of a full environment, completely integrated into the canvas. The idea is to both delineate and perfect what he is painting within an envelope of greenery. For example, on a canvas of Grand-Cul-De-Sac, one can see a bestiary of flora and fauna that inhabits the bay. In the foreground, every detail counts. There are large cacti, as well as flowering plants, while a small bird shows the tip of its beak. In the background, the main subject, the sea and its turquoise waters. The artist continues to add exquisite details: nuances of pink in the sky, the force of the waves in the lagoon, a sailboat bobbing on the horizon, the reddish roofs of the Creole cottages, the palm trees bending to the wind… The canvases are busy, but every element has its place.
A man of many talents, the diversity of Alain Le Chatelier’s artistic production is prodigious. Some of his work evokes the brilliant style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who has influenced generations of artists who followed in his footsteps. These fabulous anthropomorphic portraits composed of fruits, vegetables, flowers, or even animals can be found in Le Chatelier’s incredible repertoire as well.
Every series of the artist’s paintings are simply adored by art lovers as well as the general public. The permanent exhibit of his work includes over 20 pieces where Alain Le Chatelier’s great love for nature is omnipresent. The paintings, including panoramas of the island, display the extent of the artist’s extraordinary universe.
These canvases are open to interesting metaphorical interpretations. It’s up to you to take a look...
Prices: Starting at 5,000€
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