The Month Ahead: Design Miami/ Hits South Beach, Auctions Descend on New York

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Dec 2, 2015 7:44PM

Our Month Ahead series rounds up noteworthy shows, news, and other happenings in the design and architecture communities.


Opening / Closing


New York

Mesa, 1980
Magen H Gallery
Rocker, 1986
Magen H Gallery
Red Twiddler, 1988
Magen H Gallery

Don’t miss Magen H Gallery’s “Art et Industrie” exhibition celebrating New York’s very own postmodern movement, which closes on the 4th.


On the 10th Maison Gerard opens guest-curator James Hedges’ exhibition “Two Days in the Life of Andy…,” featuring rare photographs of Andy Warhol taken by Robert Levin in 1981.

Installation view of “Man, Rock, Drill” at Johnson Trading Gallery. Courtesy of the gallery.

You have until the 15th to catch “Man, Rock, Drill” at Johnson Trading Gallery, Max Lamb’s show of all new marble works—chairs, tables, lights—created over the course of a month at a quarry in Vermont.

Backpack (Lantern), 2015
Patrick Parrish Gallery
Untitled (Navy Shroud), 2015
Patrick Parrish Gallery
Untitled (7-Hump Vessel), 2015
Patrick Parrish Gallery

Patrick Parrish Gallery closes an exhibition of vessels, sculpture, and lighting by Doug Johnston, “what it is” on the 23rd.

From Pearls to Plastic,” the Newark Museum’s exhibition showcasing the institution’s comprehensive jewelry collection, closes on January 1st.



Installation view of “Guy Yanai featuring furniture by Rafe Mullarkey” at Rod Barton. Courtesy of the gallery.

At Rod Barton, check out a show that brings together art and design: “Guy Yanai featuring furniture by Rafe Mullarkey,” closing on the 12th.

Installation view of “Petites Machines d’Architecture” at Galerie Patrick Seguin. Courtesy of the gallery.

At Galerie Patrick Seguin’s new London outpost, check out their inaugural show “Petites Machines d’Architecture” before it comes down on the 19th.


At Galerie Diane de Polignac you have until the 20th to see new work by Gildas Berthelot, featuring her signature rococo curves.



December is chockablock with design auctions. First up is Chicago’s Wright, which will sell Important Italian Glass From Selected Private Collections on the 8th, followed by Design on the 10th. Next up is Phillips, who will host Design and Design Masters on the 15th. Sotheby’s brings Important Design on the 16th and finally Christie’s hits us with a record 4 sales over the 17th and 18th: Design Masterworks, Masterworks of 20th Century Design: An Important Private New York Collection, An Important Collection of Art Deco Masterpieces, and Design.




"London Calling", 2014
Galerie kreo
Mercury, 2015
Patrick Parrish Gallery
Fragments Side Table Round Insert, 2015
The Future Perfect

Design Miami/, the global forum for design, opens up on the 2nd, but if you’re not headed to South Beach, never fear! The online preview is already online.

—Alex Gilbert

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