Attendance at The Broad museum far exceeds projections

The Broad, L.A.'s new contemporary art museum, located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Second Street. Photo by Jamie Pham

The Broad, L.A.’s new contemporary art museum, located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Second Street. Photo by Jamie Pham

 

LOS ANGELES – In its first six months as Los Angeles’ newest contemporary art museum, The Broad has drawn more than 400,000, well in excess of the museum’s initial projections for its first full year, according to attendance and survey data released today by the museum.

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Fellows jewelry sale features trio of dazzling diamond rings Jan. 14

Lot 202 has five diamonds to dazzle the lucky bidder, with the central stone weighing 2.39 carats. The estimate on this beautiful piece is £6,000-£8,000. Fellows image

Lot 202 has five diamonds, with the central stone weighing 2.39 carats. The estimate on this beautiful piece is £6,000-£8,000. Fellows image

 

BIRMINGHAM, UK – A trio of spectacular diamond rings is on the agenda to kick off the first Antique & Modern Jewelry sale of 2016 at Fellows on Jan. 14.

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Feds side with Alaska Native group in artifacts probe

Photo of Gooch Kuyéik Náxw, or Halibut Hook with Wolf Spirit, from the Peabody Essex Museum. Photo provided by Sealaska Heritage Institute

Photo of Gooch Kuyéik Náxw, or Halibut Hook with Wolf Spirit, from the Peabody Essex Museum. Photo provided by Sealaska Heritage Institute

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Federal investigators have found that an East Coast school which had planned to sell Native objects in its possession is subject to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and is not in compliance with the law.

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Midcentury Madness

Shoji screens and Dunbar sectional sofas. Walls painted seafoam green or Persian melon. A massive Vasarely op art print beneath a Sputnik chandelier. And let’s not forget the bar – always a bar for those late-night deadline-chasers or hair-of-the-dog morning-after sufferers. This was the world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, home to AMC TV’s Mad Men.

While the immensely watchable world of Don Draper and his dysfunctional ad agency cohorts is soon to disappear with the final season of Mad Men, the midcentury-cool design ethic it brought to the mainstream has had a dramatic effect on how people are decorating their homes and workspaces. The spirit of midcentury design adapts to any interior space, whether it’s a 500-square-foot pied-a-terre in the city or a glass-walled mountaintop mansion overlooking Aspen.

You’ll find everything you desire in online auctions. Here’s a mixed bag of pieces that might inspire a room in your home.

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[divider]Paolo Buffa[/divider]

You can start with an anchor piece in a neutral color, like this upholstered sofa attributed to Paolo Buffa.
Paolo Buffa2

[divider]Jens Risom[/divider]

A pair of Jens Risom for Knoll webbed armchairs embody that Scandinavian look that’s so cool.

Jens Risom[divider]Paul Evans[/divider]

Paul Evans – now there’s a name that’s setting the auction rooms on fire these days. Love this coffee table from Evans’ Cityscape line, which would be compatible with many types of living room suites.

Evans[divider]Murano[/divider]

Italian Murano glass lamps are a fixture of midcentury design and add a pop of color if you’re sticking with neutral furniture.

Italian Murano Lamps[divider]George Nelson/Herman Miller[/divider]

What an imaginative concept – the Marshmallow Sofa, which George Nelson designed for Herman Miller.

Marshmallow[divider]Nakashima[/divider]

A classic for your dining room is this 1957 George Nakashima triple cabinet with slide-out drawers.

Nakashima[divider]David Gibbs[/divider]

A very nice – but affordable – original artwork to hang above the cabinet is this 1973 painting by David Gibbs.

David Gibbs[divider]Robert Sonneman[/divider]

This plastic and metal chandelier by Robert Sonneman is huge – 29 inches in height, 21 inches across.

Sonneman[divider]Peter Beard[/divider]

From out of Africa comes this original gelatin silver print taken by famed wildlife photographer Peter Beard, who signed and dated the picture in 1982.

Beard[divider]After Paul Frankl[/divider]
The Beard print would pair up nicely with this rattan and wood tiki bar and stools in the manner of Paul Frankl.
Tiki

Explore Palm Beach Modern Auctions’ catalog for pieces that express your own personality:

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