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Newsletter 31
October 22, 2009

Designer Vision

Thom Filicia employs
Serge Strosberg's "Soho1"

Designer Vision Features KiptonART

KIPTONART at a glance

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Gillian Hearst SimondsWho are your favorite KiptonART artists?
I really like Sabina Forbes' work, specifically "Galactic Sea (Light Blue)," and Sharon Dowell's pieces "Near the River," "Asheville," "Helena's Corner," and "Elizabeth." The colors and angles are beautiful.

What was the last exhibit you saw?
I went to "Andy Warhol: The Bazaar Years 1951-1964."

What artist has most influenced or inspired you in life?
I have a few wonderful pieces by Ross Bleckner, my husband has some Joseph Barrett's that I adore, but I'd have to say Francoise Gilot is my all time favorite.

Special thanks to Gillian for speaking with KiptonART.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
November 13, 2009, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Christie's will host the Alliance for the Arts' annual Friends of the Arts Party, opening the galleries for an exclusive preview of the much-heralded Latin American Art show, cocktails and music on Friday the 13th of November, 6:30-8:30 pm. KiptonART is partnering with the Alliance to present a silent auction featuring KiptonART artists, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Alliance.
Read more about the event and buy your tickets now!
November 16, 2009
Arts Horizons

Monday, November 16th, marks the Broadway Salutes Arts Horizons Gala, taking place at the historic Edison Ballroom right in the heart of Broadway. Now in its 31st year, Arts Horizons has provided over 8 million public school students, including inner city youths-at-risk and students with special needs, with quality arts education programming in the tri-state area.  Professional musicians, artists, dancers and actors provide students with new ways of learning that encourage creativity, enhance literacy skills, improve self-esteem and help them to succeed in school and life. Join us as we honor Arts Horizons founder, John Devol, and Broadway producers, Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley. There will be special entertainment, including a performance by Tony award-winning Tom Kitt, composer of Broadway hit show Next to Normal.  Tickets are $375 and table of 10 is $3,750.
Contact - The Saxton Group (212) 672-0509 /
L & M Arts
Location: 45 E. 78th St., New York, NY 10075
Owners: Dominique Lévy, Robert Mnuchin

"Our ethos in showing contemporary artists is to show those whom we feel have a strong discourse with history." - Sukanya Rajaratnam

My host for the afternoon is Sukanya Rajaratnam. L&M Arts is a comforting space or, as she began to describe it, "a living space. In this context," she continues, "we feel that art is presented in an inviting manner, far removed from the white-box aesthetic." Indeed, rarely does a gallery have an interesting interior to respond to, like the majestic, private townhouse of L&M Arts.

Read more on L&M Arts in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
FEATURED ARTIST David Szydlowski

           Bridge of Sighs, Szydlowski                         All Work, No Play Szydlowski

           David Szydlowski, "Bridge of Sighs"                    David Szydlowski, "All Work and No Play"
24 x 16 in., Oil on canvas                                              36 x 48 in., Oil on canvas
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"I am currently working on various works that fuse the underlying psychology behind surrealism and symbols to a more traditional mode of oil painting. Something that perhaps at first the viewer does not consciously acknowledge where they subconsciously realize that there are elements in the painting to be discovered and a deeper meaning underlying the entire work.  I have always been fascinated with psychology and how I can fuse modern day psychological theories and statistics into my paintings as subtly as possible."Read more on David Szydlowski in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
Art Review: Hanging Fire, Contemporary Art from Pakistan

Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
by Aaron Lyle Gelbman

Mulji High Rise
Despite my grievances, "Hanging Fire"at the Asia Society & Museum is indeed an incredibly unique opportunity. The exhibit prides itself on being the first museum exhibit to present contemporary Pakistani art in America, a truly commendable endeavor. Curated by Salima Hashmi, also a Pakistani artist, the exhibit features the works of 15 artists who, like the media, are all too occupied with the nation's notoriety. When one considers the dreary headlines of the past year, it's difficult to understand why Hashmi would curate an exhibit that only reinforces this image of a country that is otherwise rich in art.

KIPTONART Make it yours

Emily Korman Well
Emily Korman
30 x 20 in.
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Sjobeck's newest collection and the vision behind it

by Mason McCulley

Sjobeck Apron Skirt
Malibu took over Hollywood recently with the unveiling of Sjobeck's (show-beck) Spring 2010 collection. The show was held at LIVE! on Sunset (think Kitson with room to think). Guests sipped on M Bar's (of Malibu) signature cocktails as beach clad models sauntered down the sand covered runway and a  Beach Boys coverband  provided the soundtrack for the evening.

"We try to use American themes in each of our collections.  The Spring 2010 collection draws from the 40-50's era when the US was just getting out of the great depression and women started  reconstructing their husbands shirts into feminine pieces/dresses because there was no extra money for fabric.  We feel in our business that we are roughly experiencing that in the sense that we are just getting out of this economic turndown / recession.  This season we focused on men's shirting for dresses and feminine pieces with bamboo."
- JesseRay Vasquez, Designer

Read more on STYLE in the KiptonART Online Magazine.

The Whitney Studio Party's Best Dressed

by Zev Eisenberg

Christina Ricci Whitney PartyEveryone was at the Whitney Studio Party on Monday evening, everyone except moi. Words of how it was the best event of the year (or ever) reached my coveted little ears. Guests dined and danced while watching Jennifer Hudson perform.

While many were styled exceptionally, a select few outfits were both memorable and commendable: Donatella Versace, Chanel Iman, Lauren Remington Platt, Alexandra Richards, Leigh Lezark, Allegra Beck Versace, Evelyn Lauder, Amanda Hearst and Christina Ricci.

Read more on STYLE in the KiptonART Online Magazine.

Read Sarah Basile's coverage of the Whitney Studio Party.

KIPTONART Make it yours

Megan Elyse Cain Turf

Megan Elyse Cain


16 x 20 in.

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