Lobby and lounge of 45 Park Lane.
Photo: Courtesy of 45 Park Lane

The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Diptyque’s new decor collection to 45 Park Lane’s Barbara Hepworth tour of London

Installation view of Entanglements: Louise Bonnet and Adam Silverman at Hollyhock House, 2023. Photo: Joshua White

1. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House Announces First Artist Intervention

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019, L.A.’s landmark Hollyhock House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most beloved California creations, lavishly designed in 1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall. After closing during the onset of the pandemic, the historic site embarked on a two-year restoration that included conservation work on the residence’s cast stone, woodwork, windows, and landscape. It reopened last August and is now staging its first artist intervention, just in time for Frieze Week. Featuring work by local artist couple Louise Bonnet and Adam Silverman, “Entanglements” opens February 15 and marks the first collaborative exhibition for the pair. Bonnet, known for her portraits featuring exaggerated figures, is presenting paintings and drawings, while Silverman’s experimental ceramics are on display throughout. “Hollyhock House has long been a source of inspiration for the two of us and we are moved as much by the story of how the house came to be, as we are by its architecture,” said Bonnet and Silverman in a statement. “This installation is an expression of an ongoing conversation between the two of us, the house and the two people who realized it.” —Geoffrey Montes

Lobby and lounge of 45 Park Lane. Photo: Courtesy of 45 Park Lane

2. London’s 45 Park Lane Launches Barbara Hepworth-Inspired Walking Tour

Tucked away in London’s elegant Mayfair neighborhood, Art Deco gem and five-star hotel 45 Park Lane is offering yet another immersive and artistic experience for guests. Continuing with their beloved Legendary Artists Trail tours, their upcoming event dives into the world of British sculptor Barbara Hepworth. Titled “Hepworth – Rhythm and Form,” the event, steered by a knowledgable guide, leads guests to learn about the artist’s early life in London and how she evolved into one of the most renowned sculptors of the 20th century, as well as personal anecdotes and significant achievements of Hepworth’s career. Rates start at £1,430 ($1,700), which includes the two-hour tour, Deluxe King Room, English breakfast, and two tickets to the Tate Britain. —Shelby Black

Tommy Kha, Constellations VIII, Prop Planet , Miami, 2017; from Tommy Kha: Half, Full, Quarter (Aperture, 2023). Photo: Tommy Kha

Tommy Kha, May (Betwixt), Whitehaven, Memphis, 2015; from Tommy Kha: Half, Full, Quarter (Aperture, 2023). Photo: Tommy Kha

3. Tommy Kha Releases New Monograph Alongside Solo Exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY

Winner of the 2021 Next Step Award presented by Aperture, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York (CCNY) and 7|G Foundation, photographer Tommy Kha launches his first monograph alongside an exhibition entitled “Ghost Bites” at Baxter St at CCNY. As part of the prestigious prize, a beautiful collection of nearly a decade of Kha’s photographs and collages are featured in Tommy Kha: Half, Full, Quarter, published by Aperture. Kha’s poignant photographs bring together his family’s East Asian ancestry and everyday life in the American South, where found photographs, self-portraits, and “half self-portraits” of his mother tell a story of displacement and shared identity. “I’m trying to make a collage of the narratives of both the past and the present. I’m trying to explore the idea of picture-making as a way of mapping these immigrations or pieces of the Asian diaspora,” explains Kha in a conversation with An-My Lê that’s included in the book. The opening reception of the solo exhibition and book launch will take place on February 8. — Stefanie Li

Diptyque "Simple Object" collection. Photo: Courtesy of Diptyque

4. Diptyque Debuts New Decor Collection Inspired by the Elements of a Candle 

In a celebration of craftsmanship and artistic collaboration, Diptyque Paris has just released a new home decor collection titled “Simple Object.” Teaming up with French designer Sam Baron, the maison commissioned four artists and craftspeople to create a striking new collection of homewares that celebrate Diptyque’s most treasured product: the candle. Alongside Baron, artists Samuel Accoceberry, Cécile Bichon, Nicolas Mareau, and Gianpaolo Pagni have lended their creative eye to the project, creating a series of beautiful objects that cleverly play on the elements of wood, wax, and glass found in a candle. Shapes and motifs familiar to Diptyque, such as the brand’s instantly recognizable oval logo, can be found throughout. Highlights include a porcelain candle vessel that mimics melting wax and a grouping of wooden candelabras. —Lucy Rees

Arden pendant and Bond table lamp by Colin King for Troy Lighting. Photo: Courtesy of Hudson Valley Lighting Group

Alameda floor lamp by Colin King for Troy Lighting. Photo: Courtesy of Hudson Valley Lighting Group

5. Stylist Colin King Introduces His First Collection with Troy Lighting

Stylist and artistic director Colin King knows you don’t always need grand gestures to have a powerful impact. The interiors he crafts in collaboration with Athena Calderone, Roman & Williams, and The Future Perfect delicately balance artful elements with serene surroundings, while his product designs for Beni Rugs and Menu gently whisper luxury with their graceful forms and muted colors. Now, in his first collection with Troy Lighting, King has created 16 styles of pendent, floor, and table lamps that combine sophisticated shapes with soigné details. “This collection is an artful study in material, form, and function,” says King, who is also releasing his first book, Arranging Things (Rizzoli) in March. “It was important that each fixture offered a balance of these components while homing in on physicality, specifically the relationship between body and shade which is celebrated in various forms. Whether encountering the lighting in its true form or observing two-dimensionally through a camera lens, I deeply considered both experiences and how to make the most of each for the eye.”—Jill Sieracki

Cover: Lobby and lounge of 45 Park Lane.
Photo: Courtesy of 45 Park Lane


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