The Month Ahead: Historic Four Seasons Restaurant Threatened, Breuer House for Sale, and Design Miami/ Basel Opens in Switzerland
OPENING / CLOSING

Across the U.S.:

New York
In case you missed it, “This is Not a Duet” opened in mid-May at Chamber. The gallery is presenting two separate solo exhibitions within the same space: works by and .

Closing on the 5th at Hostler Burrows: “Kristina Riska: New Work,” which includes monumental pinch pots.

The Cooper-Hewitt show “Maira Kalman Selects” comes down on the 14th.
The Team” at Johnson Trading Gallery’s pop-up location in TriBeCa closes on the 22nd.

On the 27th, Demisch Danant’s solo show “L’homme moderne,” featuring French designer , ends.

Miami
Gallery Diet’s first exhibition with Docile/Domicile/Dandy” closes on the 13th.

Further Afield:

London
You have until the 30th to glimpse ’s precarious ceramic stacks in “I Hardly Ever Thought of Flowers” at Gallery FUMI.
Paris
Identity,” a group show at Galerie BSL closes on the 18th.

PRINTED MATTER
Design and Violence, an extension of the online curatorial project headed by MoMA’s Paola Antonelli, has just been published in book form (co-edited by Antonelli and Jamer Hunt, with Michelle Millar Fisher).

IN THE NEWS
Real-estate mogul Aby Rosen and architect Annabelle Selldorf have met opposition around their plans to alter the historic interior at the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan’s Seagram Building, including the removal of a much-adored curtain by Pablo Picasso. (via Vanity Fair)

Hong Kong’s M+ announces a Design Trust Research Fellowship for 2016 (apply here).

Chamberlain Cottage, the 1940 - and -designed house, which sits on eight riverfront acres in Wayland, Massachusetts, is currently on the market for $2 million.

GOOD READS
New York
Spring design auctions are upon us! Phillips holds its Design auction on the 9th. Highlights include ’s Scatter Shelf (2011) and a pair of circa-1952 armchairs from Acotto House, Turin, by .
Sotheby’s Design sale is also on the 9th and includes key Art Deco pieces by , , , and .
The following day, Christie’s Design sale will feature a standing bar in the form of a donkey.

Chicago
Wright has three sales in June: Design on the 11th, 20th Century Carpets on the 12th, and Important Italian Glass on the 13th—the third private collection blockbuster of important 20th-century glass in as many years.

San Francisco
San Francisco Design Week kicks off on the 4th with events like a hand-lettering workshop at Heath Ceramics and a writing hackathon presented by Drinking Tea in the Shower.

Paris
On the 3rd, Piasa has a sale of masterworks by Belgian  master  from a private collection and a textile-art sale on the 11th.

Basel
The 10th edition of Design Miami/ Basel opens to the public on June 16th and runs through the 21st alongside Art Basel.

—Alex Gilbert