Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fall Color

With the severe change in weather in New York this week my thoughts have drifted to all things fall. Autumn is my favorite time of year. It is a welcome change from the oppressive summer heat in the city, but mostly I love the changing of the leaves. Central Park becomes alive with an explosion of richly hued colors.

When it comes to interiors, Jamie Drake is not afraid of color in any form. For him, the more deeply saturated the better.

On November 4th, Doyle New York will have its annual DOYLE + DESIGN auction of Contemporary and Modern furniture and decorative arts. The highlight of the event will be the contents of the uber designers Flatiron district loft. Jamie is not known for his timid use of color, so these offerings promise to dazzle. (Click here to see more of his Technicolor apartment.)

Among the lots offered is the 1970's Intrex table above with it's polished steel base and Mulberry lacquer top. Now how's that for an entry table!

Other items include the series of 10 prints by the American color artist Gene Davis (as seen above) and a set of Edward Wormley stools with Raspberry leather cushions. The catalog is not yet online, so make sure you check back to peruse the kaleidoscope of offerings.

While you are on your way to the Doyle preview why not stop by the 59th Street-Columbus Circle MTA station to check out their latest public artwork, a posthumous piece by artist Sol LeWitt, titled "Whirls and Twirls (MTA)". This massive public piece made of colorful porcelain tile was unveiled on Thursday, which would have been the artists 82nd birthday. Something tells me Jamie would approve.

photograph courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Rob Wilson

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