I’d like to crowd source an idea with you. I am looking for a title to an exhibition project that features dyptchs of the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe and the Glass House by Philip Johnson. The series of photos show the two houses in juxtaposition. Working titles so far have been tepid at best and consist of: ‘A tale of two houses’ and ‘Master and understudy’ neither of which spark the imagination, then ‘Glassforth house’ appeared after a few cocktails, but lost its luster in the sober light of day. So please send me your best titles for this show. The winning title will receive a 20 x 30 lambda print of the Glass House. (edition 1/10)
This is the one you will be getting (below). It’s a momentary installation within a temporary installation within a permanent installation. If this were a movie it would be Christopher Nolan’s, Inception! The Red Scarf is an installation of 1/320 of a second. The Fujiko Nakaya installation ‘Veil’ pours out mist once an hour but is a temporary installation lasting a few months, and then of course there is Philip Johnson’s Glass House that’s more or less permanent. Time, the final frontier….)
The exhibition is scheduled for summer solstice, June 21st at the legendary Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building in New York designed by Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, and then also at the Farnsworth House some time in 2015.
You can see a few more of the dyptychs in TROPIC magazine this month or view it here and click through page to 79.
Foram Group completes installation of ‘the fireplace in the lobby’ at 600 Brickell, Miami.
Artist James LoParo and I recently installed a piece from The Genesis Series as the signature artwork for 600 Brickell Avenue, Miami. Here we are with our exceptional patron, Loretta Cockrum in front of the piece that took two years to come to fruition. Jim and I named it ‘GS600’ which sounds more like a Lexus Sedan than an artwork, so we’ve nick named her ‘the fireplace in the lobby’. She hangs 19 feet by 12 feet and is fortunately located next to an excellent restaurant called ‘La Tamarina’ with a really wonderful manager who’s name is Bora.
Florida Design’s MIAMI cover features design by Silberstein Architects
Jeff Silberstein was born to be an architect and his passion shows in the consistently excellent work he does. This house in Bonaire features a warm Mexican limestone that is perfectly at peace with its environment.
Thanks for your time. Please keep in touch. It’s always fun to hear what’s going on in your world too. Warm holiday greetings!