Bottega Veneta’s new Milan flagship has a spiral staircase and florals that match the ones in the Paris boutique.
Photo: Bottega Veneta/François Halard

The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Bottega Veneta’s new Milan flagship to the final opportunity to visit the Frick Madison

The Frick Collection'S site-specific installation by the Swiss-born artist Nicolas Party that combines Rosalba Carriera’s Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume with an ensemble of pastel works by Party. Photo: Courtesy of the Frick

1. The Frick Madison Counts Down Final Weeks in Marcel Breuer Building

The Frick Collection’s temporary home at Frick Madison is closing its doors to the public on March 3 as the iconic institution begins preparations to move back into its original home on East 70th Street. For the past two and a half years, the historic mansion has been undergoing a significant renovation and enhancement project slated to wrap up in late 2024.We will savor our remaining weeks in the Breuer building,” says Frick Collection director Ian Wardropper. “This remarkable space has provided up-close viewing opportunities for our reframed collections.” For the next few weeks, don’t miss the Frick’s impressive Vermeers, Rembrandts, and other Old Masters on display within the stark Brutalist architecture, as well as Nicolas Party’s wonderful site-specific mural inspired by an 18th-century pastel portrait by Venetian Rococo artist Rosalba Carriera from the institution’s permanent collection. —Lucy Rees

Onna House's "Sisterhood" exhibition in Palm Beach. Photo: Courtesy of Onna House

2. Onna House Debuts Inaugural Exhibition in Palm Beach

Known across East Hampton as the go-to location for spotlighting the creativity of women artists and designers, Onna House makes its way to the Sunshine State for an inaugural exhibition in Palm Beach. Finding home in the city’s Royal Poinciana Plaza until April 1, “Sisterhood” boasts pieces ranging in mediums from textiles to furnishings alongside an exquisite array of art from the likes of Mitsuko Asakura, Anna Brandhoej, Olivia Cognet, Rachelle Dang, Jane Yang D’haene, Amy Dov, among many others. —Shelby Black

Sally Gabori painting Photo: Courtesy of Salon 94

3. Powerful Show of Masterpieces by Australian Aboriginal Women Artists Goes on View at Salon 94

Spanning the entire building of Salon 94’s space at 3 East 89th Street building, “Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters” is a stunning exhibition of works by seven senior women artists from Australia. Pitjantjatjara women Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton work from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjarra (APY) Lands, while Pintupi artists Mantua Nangala and Yukultji Napangati paint the stories of the women in their community. The coastal landscapes of northern Arnhem Land are depicted in the colorful and vibrant paintings of Yolŋu artists Dhambit Munuŋgurr and Noŋgirrŋa Marawili on eucalyptus bark and board. Kaiadilt artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori captures the spirit of her home on Bentinck Island in vibrant colors and shapes. The 50 or so works on view push boundaries of scale and color, telling beautiful stories of their sacred land. L.R.

The store features shades of green, marbled textures, leather furniture, and gold accents. Photo: Bottega Veneta/François Halard

4. Bottega Veneta Opens Milan Flagship

Bottega Veneta has opened its newest shop in Milan’s landmark Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, just steps away from the historic Duomo and Teatro alla Scala. Conceived by Creative Director Matthieu Blazy, the luxurious two-story store blends traditional Italian materials with innovative design—featuring a beautiful curved walnut stairway and Verde Saint Denis marble accents. “I wanted to express the idea of a domestic interior referring to Italian modernist architecture that contrasts with the aesthetic of a spaceship,” says Blazy. The store will carry the brand’s leather goods, shoes, and women’s ready-to-wear, with three exclusive pre-launch looks from its Summer 2024 collection. —Stefanie Li 

Party of Three chairs by Sofia Elias will be shown at ZonaMaco. Photo: courtesy of Pamela Weissenberg Gallery

Sofia Elias on one of her chairs. Photo: courtesy of Pamela Weissenberg Gallery

5. Mexican Artist Sofia Elias Unveils Series of Sculptural Chairs at ZonaMaco

Mexico City–based artist Sofia Elias founded her playful lifestyle brand Blobb in 2019 and quickly caused a stir with vibrant, candy-esque baubles that have sine been worn by A-listers Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid. She’s also collaborated with fashion labels such as Opening Ceremony and Mowalola, and now is debuting a new series of furniture at ZonaMaco, which is open through the weekend in Mexico City. Dubbed “Party of Three,” the striking, sculptural chairs are being shown with Pamela Weissenberg Gallery and evoke Giacometti-esque proportions with a fresh-paint aesthetic. Crafted by hand with drips of resin and a coat of epoxy, these functional works of art further explore the juxtaposition of perfection within imperfections. —Geoffrey Montes

Cover: Bottega Veneta’s new Milan flagship has a spiral staircase and florals that match the ones in the Paris boutique.
Photo: Bottega Veneta/François Halard


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