Works by Darius Yektai, Claire Watson, and Keren Anavy as part of "Curious Terrain" at Exhibition The Barn.
Photo: Courtesy of Frampton Co

The Artful Life: 6 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Louis Vuitton’s sleek new restaurant in Saint-Tropez to a dynamic exhibition curated by Elena Frampton in the Hamptons

Furniture from the Zara Home + by Vincent Van Duysen collection, including Desk 01 and Side Table 01 in oak as well as the oak and leather Stool 01. Photo: François Halard

Sofa 01 in cotton from the the Zara Home + by Vincent Van Duysen collection. Photo: François Halard

1. Vincent Van Duysen Launches a New Furniture Collection with Zara Home

With everything Vincent Van Duysen creates—from his breathtaking residential interiors and artfully composed retail and hospitality spaces to his architectural furniture collections—nothing is extraneous. Each detail is masterfully considered, giving each work a distinguished air of restrained elegance. Now, the esteemed talent is teaming up with Zara Home for his newest collection, which revives classic forms from his archives. Entitled Zara Home + by Vincent Van Duysen, the array of seating, tables, desks, table lamps, rugs, and accessories are perfectly adaptable to a wide range of interiors. Made using carefully selected varieties of wood and textured fabrics, this latest offering is the first of what will become a twice-yearly presentation from Van Duysen with Zara Home. —Jill Sieracki

Works by Darius Yektai, Claire Watson, and Keren Anavy as part of "Curious Terrain" at Exhibition The Barn. Photo: Courtesy of Frampton Co

2. Elena Frampton Opens New Show in Bridgehampton

This week, interior designer Elena Frampton, who dazzled at last year’s Galerie House of Art and Design, is debuting a new show at her space, Exhibition The Barn, in Bridgehampton, New York. Now open year-round, the one-of-a-kind gallery pushes boundaries with its attention to a wide range of art-marking. Entitled “Curious Terrain,” the latest exhibition explores the boundaries of the canvas with multi-dimensional works by artists Darius Yektai, Claire Watson, and Keren Anavy. Get ready for all manners of materials—leather, resin, foam core, and more—built up to create textures that invite exploration. True to Frampton Co.’s mission of bringing together the worlds of art and design, the paintings are displayed alongside collectible design, furniture, and décor—and a large-scale, 30-foot painting on mylar scroll by Anavy is even displayed across the exterior’s glass garage door. —Jacqueline Terrebonne

Mory Sacko at Louis Vuitton. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

A selection of dishes by chef Mory Sacko. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

3. Louis Vuitton Unveils Sleek New Restaurant in Saint-Tropez

Earlier this month, Louis Vuitton opened a one-of-a-kind dining experience in the heart of Saint-Tropez alongside Michelin-starred chef Mory Sacko, who’s become a rising star in the culinary world since spearheading the restaurant MoSuke in Paris, France. Located at the chic White 1921 Hotel, Mory Sacko at Louis Vuitton serves as visitors’ own personal oasis within the Place des Lices. The design of the space was conceptualized by both the Louis Vuitton team and Sacko, incorporating striking shades of white as well as materials including travertine, wood, rope and rattan. For decor, monogram flowers and specially redesigned Objets Nomades adorn the area. To keep with the restaurant’s outdoor ambiance, chef Sacko crafted a menu which blends African and Japanese influences while staying true to France’s famous cuisine through locally sourced produce. Offering both lunch and dinner, highlights include grilled amberjack, egg “misonnaise,” as well as an expansive tapas menu. — Shelby Black

An installation view of "Angels Listening". Photo: Courtesy of the artist

4. Artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian Invites Viewers to Share their Secrets in Venice

With the Venice Biennale in full swing, throngs of international art lovers are making their way to the Giardini and Arsenale, the official locations of the exhibition, this summer. But there are also some more intimate works dotted around the island that shouldn’t be missed. American artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian presents Angels Listening, an intimate, participatory installation that invites viewers to look within themselves and reflect on their innermost secrets. On view through the end of November are seven large-scale angels cast in white bronze that have been silenced with tape across their mouths, a metaphorical representation of the truth being suppressed. Each angel is located by a silver confessional box entitled La Scatola Catartica. Upon viewing the works, the guest is invited to write down their innermost thoughts on a ribbon and place it in the box. And at the end of each day, the messages are collected and presented as a collective stream-of-consciousness on prayer-like mats throughout the exhibition’s garden setting. —Lucy Rees

Sprüth Magers, New York. Photo: Genevieve Hanson

Sprüth Magers, New York. Photo: Genevieve Hanson

5. Sprüth Magers Opens New York City Outpost

With outposts in Berlin, London, and Los Angeles, leading contemporary art gallery Sprüth Magers is now expanding to New York. The Charles Graham & Sons–designed space is located on the Upper East Side, in proximity to major art institutions along museum mile. “Opening a space in New York has developed naturally from conversations with the gallery’s artists, who look forward to having an outpost closer to home,” explains Monika Sprüth, whose East Coast represented artists include photographers Cindy Sherman and Stephen Shore. Primarily an office and a viewing room, Sprüth Magers, New York will present occasional special exhibitions. John Baldessari’s rarely seen preparatory maquettes will inaugurate the new space this September. —Stefanie Li

The newly revamped Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, designed by Elizabeth Roberts Architects. Photo: Matthew Williams

6. Elizabeth Roberts Updates the Brooklyn Museum’s Sculpture Garden

Architect Elizabeth Roberts, one of Galerie’s 2022 Creative Minds, is unveiling her latest project, the freshly updated Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Conceived during the pandemic as a leafy refuge that would host museum activations, the green space features built-in wooden benches, furnishings by Danish brand HAY, and a reinvigorated landscape that is a perfect place to relax and have a bite after a trip to the beloved institution. Head to the museum website to see the schedule of poetry readings, live music sets, happy hours, art-making classes, jazz concerts, and more that will take place in the reimagined space. —Geoffrey Montes

Cover: Works by Darius Yektai, Claire Watson, and Keren Anavy as part of "Curious Terrain" at Exhibition The Barn.
Photo: Courtesy of Frampton Co


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