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Classics in the Palms of His Hands
‘Antico,’ at the Frick Collection
Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi (about 1455-1528) — or, as he was known, Antico, “the antique one” — was one of the most skilled and innovative sculptors of the early Italian Renaissance, celebrated during his lifetime for impeccably neo-Classical bronze statuettes of pagan heroes and gods. But his achievements were swamped and obscured by wave upon wave of generic desktop-size bronzes in the ensuing centuries, and his name was forgotten until early-20th-century art historians rediscovered him.

Classics in the Palms of His Hands

‘Antico,’ at the Frick Collection

Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi (about 1455-1528) — or, as he was known, Antico, “the antique one” — was one of the most skilled and innovative sculptors of the early Italian Renaissance, celebrated during his lifetime for impeccably neo-Classical bronze statuettes of pagan heroes and gods. But his achievements were swamped and obscured by wave upon wave of generic desktop-size bronzes in the ensuing centuries, and his name was forgotten until early-20th-century art historians rediscovered him.


A sculpture of a woman recently installed in SoHo’s Petrosino Square is so realistic that observers couldn’t tell the difference between painted raindrops and the real thing during a spring downpour Monday. 
The ultra-lifelike sculpture featuring a tranquil woman wearing a pink bathing cap — the latest public art project backed by the city Parks Department — was installed Sunday and dazzled passersby this week. 
East Flatbush resident Andrea McFarlane said Carole A. Feuerman’s nearly 7-foot-long painted bronze sculpture, “Survival of Serena,” added a touch of whimsy to her stroll through Petrosino Square, the triangular park at the intersection of SoHo, NoLita and Little Italy. 
"The colors just popped," McFarlane said, as she examined the swimmer’s eyelashes, fingernails and the wisps of hair hanging from her swim cap. "It looks so real I wanted to touch it." 

A sculpture of a woman recently installed in SoHo’s Petrosino Square is so realistic that observers couldn’t tell the difference between painted raindrops and the real thing during a spring downpour Monday. 

The ultra-lifelike sculpture featuring a tranquil woman wearing a pink bathing cap — the latest public art project backed by the city Parks Department — was installed Sunday and dazzled passersby this week. 

East Flatbush resident Andrea McFarlane said Carole A. Feuerman’s nearly 7-foot-long painted bronze sculpture, “Survival of Serena,” added a touch of whimsy to her stroll through Petrosino Square, the triangular park at the intersection of SoHo, NoLita and Little Italy. 

"The colors just popped," McFarlane said, as she examined the swimmer’s eyelashes, fingernails and the wisps of hair hanging from her swim cap. "It looks so real I wanted to touch it." 



Fernando Botero's “Reclining Nude" is covered with raindrops as it sits on display outside Christie’s at 20 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan. The Colombian artist’s bronze with dark brown patina sculpture is signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark "Botero, 3/3’ on the base. Its dimensions are 55 x 137 5/8 x 56 5/8 inches. It is part of the Latin American Sale, Evening Session to be held this evening at 6:30 P.M. 
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Fernando Botero's “Reclining Nude" is covered with raindrops as it sits on display outside Christie’s at 20 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan. The Colombian artist’s bronze with dark brown patina sculpture is signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark "Botero, 3/3’ on the base. Its dimensions are 55 x 137 5/8 x 56 5/8 inches. It is part of the Latin American Sale, Evening Session to be held this evening at 6:30 P.M. 

check out some of our Botero-inspired pieces.


Sixteen stainless steel-framed bubbles, accessible via transparent staircases, form the latest sculptural exhibit on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. View Larger

Sixteen stainless steel-framed bubbles, accessible via transparent staircases, form the latest sculptural exhibit on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


we are in the process of expanding and re-branding our collection of objets d’art & fine art as All Creative Product / ACP (a sister company of DDC) in time for the New York autumn art season - very pleased to announce we will be representing extensive collections of modern and contemporary art including the estate of Frank Worth, works by Robert Longo and a vast collection of unique and edition works by Andy Warhol, among others.
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we are in the process of expanding and re-branding our collection of objets d’art & fine art as All Creative Product / ACP (a sister company of DDC) in time for the New York autumn art season - very pleased to announce we will be representing extensive collections of modern and contemporary art including the estate of Frank Worth, works by Robert Longo and a vast collection of unique and edition works by Andy Warhol, among others.

Stay tuned.


Phillips de Pury & Company announced highlights from its upcoming New York Latin America auction. The spring sale is a multi-sensory aesthetic journey through Latin America’s contemporary social and philosophical evolution and includes the work of some of the region’s most significant modern and contemporary artists.
You can find some of our Botero-inspired pieces here for your own collection.
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Phillips de Pury & Company announced highlights from its upcoming New York Latin America auction. The spring sale is a multi-sensory aesthetic journey through Latin America’s contemporary social and philosophical evolution and includes the work of some of the region’s most significant modern and contemporary artists.

You can find some of our Botero-inspired pieces here for your own collection.



lots of great things are happening this fall, including a new collection of Persian rugs and some museum quality editioned works by Robert Longo including this piece ‘Twins’ so stay tuned.

lots of great things are happening this fall, including a new collection of Persian rugs and some museum quality editioned works by Robert Longo including this piece ‘Twins’ so stay tuned.


Designers of the Week :: Desmond Miller & Jerry Cmehil of mc2 design lab

mc2 design lab is a creative collaborative effort between industrial designers Desmond Miller and Jerry Cmehil. The boys run the gamut, specializing in industrial design, furniture design and interior architectural design. 

Desmond Miller, born in Lisboa, Portugal, studied Interior Design at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and completed his education in Interior and Industrial Design Technology at Parson’s School of Design. He began his design career in Philadelphia, PA working as an interior designer for high profile design firms while freelancing as a product designer. After moving to New York he continued designing interiors for private residences as well as designing custom products for several prestigious design firms and showrooms in the US and abroad. Desmond’s aesthetic is derived from the disciplines of modern, classic, and minimal design principles respecting their history while emphasizing what’s to come. He is also the senior designer at ddc New York.

Jerry Cmehil is originally from the Czech Republic, where he studied Furniture Design at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. He was first practical training in design and manufacturing at the Art Craft Studios in Karlin, Prague. After completing his education at Columbia University with a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design, Jerry began working in New York City with the most prestigious design firms on their product lines and equally prominent clientele on their private residences throughout the world. He specializes in high-end audio visual installations, industrial product design and interior architectural design.

mc2 design lab’s diverse furniture pieces remain modern and minimal, while offering up an edge of uniqueness with one-of-a-kind touches. Everyday objects are rethought, reformed and re-inspired with fusions of color, line and seemingly gravity defying shapes.


Venini’s Ninetieth Anniversary 1921 | 2011
Gallery Instillation with special guests Studio Job
Thursday November 10th, 2011 at ddc, New York

Venini is the largest and most successful of the Murano glass furnaces, still in business in Murano. Established in 1925 by Paolo Venini. Venini embraced Modernism trends in art and architecture with their new designs in elegant shapes and colors. Venini also was known for their use of designers to bring new ideas to Murano. Their designers included Napoleon Martinuzzi, Tommaso Buzzi, Carlo Scarpa, Gio Ponti, Tyra Lundgren, and Fulvio Bianconi, as well as, renown Japanese architect Tadao Ando (last piece in slideshow).

Venini still produces a beautiful line of art vases, some are classic designs, and some new designs introduced every year. 

Photos © E.Bogner


Architect of the Week :: Heather Caputo

Michigan transplant and mother of two, nothing slows Heather down.

Graduating top of her class from Savanna College of Art and Design, Heather dove, feet first, into the field of Architecture taking on massive projects like, Ponce City MarketRego Park, and East River Plaza.

When she is not convincing Corporate America to shy away from their typical sterile, benign design tastes, at Perkins Eastman the Greenpoint Brooklyn resident is continuing her quest to ride her bike across every bridge in New York City, and preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse.