My Highlights from The Salon: Art + Design

Eric Cohler
Nov 8, 2013 11:12PM

My decision process is one motivated by layers that relate yet are disparate and ultimately synergistic in creating a theme. It is very visceral. One of my favorite artists is Leger. All of the selections have a visual impact and relate to the past which becomes precedent for the future.

My selection:

Lucio FontanaConcetto Spaziale, Attese, 1964, at Robilant + Voena

David EbnerConsole, 2013, at Moderne Gallery

Louis ValtatPortrait de Madame Valtat, 1906, at Connaught Brown

Mel BochnerRandom Numbers #12, 2001-2, at James Goodman Gallery

Franz KlineUntitled, circa 1952, at James Goodman Gallery

Fernando BoteroHorse, 2010, at Tasende Gallery

Al-KarimGoddess of Florence, 2006, at Galerie Patrice Trigano

Otto SchulzZodiac Cabinet, circa 1950, at Hostler Burrows

Kersten Horlin HolmquistPair of Chairs, 1955, at Hostler Burrows

Jean RoyèrePair of “Persane” wall sconces, circa 1953, at Galerie Chastel-Maréchal

Andy WarholFlowers, 1964, at Vivian Horan Fine Art

Lisette ModelConey Island Bather, New York, 1939-1941, at Keitelman Gallery

Jean-Michel FrankPair of wing chairs, circa 1930, Vallois SAS

Arshile GorkySans titre (Etude pour Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia), 1931-1933, at Galerie Zlotowski

Fernand LégerComposition with the Eiffel Tower, 1921, Galerie Beres

My number one tip for a new design collector:

Buy the best that you can afford. It is better to buy one strong piece than many less important pieces and to stick to one area of collecting. The best place to start as a novice is with photography.

Designers to watch in 2014:

David Ebner is someone to continue to watch as are Lee Broom, Studio [Faye]  Toogood, Nika Zupanc, and Daniel Rybakken.

Eric Cohler
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