During the 2010s, art entered the broader cultural consciousness and conversation like never before. Over the course of this decade, technology advanced at a rapid pace, bringing art and the art world along with it. Artists found new ways to engage with and access wider audiences and took strong stances on global issues. Galleries and institutions increased their support of underrepresented and marginalized artists. New tools for creating and sharing art sparked movements and shone a light on overlooked aspects of art history. Paintings by Picasso, Cézanne, and Leonardo sold for nine figures, while the art market went wild for KAWS and Koons. With our Decade in Art issue, Artsy’s editors reviewed the last 10 years to look at the most pivotal moments, artists, movements, and sales—and what the developments of the 2010s tell us about what to expect in the 2020s.
Issue background image: Kehinde Wiley, Barack Obama, 2018. © Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
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With a career as a renowned art auctioneer and founder of Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Shannon Loughery knows a valuable masterpiece when she sees one—and Loughery’s recently listed Midcentury Modern-style home in Encino is just that.
Determining the value of a work of art is not so different from that of a home. Ask any art auctioneer or real estate broker around the globe, and they will tell you about the litany of factors that go into determining the worth of something and how many of those factors might overlap—like artist, uniqueness and condition.
The artist, in this case, is celebrated Los Angeles architect Donald G. Park, who designed the 1972-built home.
Known as the Lewis Estate, this abode may perhaps be Park’s magnum opus, or at the very least his most architecturally significant. A modernist marvel, the house consists of three expansive dodecagon structures bridged together with a glass pavilion.
Perched upon an acre of the Encino Hills with stunning views overlooking the San Fernando Valley, this one-of-a-kind house spans over 6,800 square feet of interior space with six bedrooms and six bathrooms.
The home’s unique design gives way to a spectacular interior with soaring wood panels that stretch across the geometric ceiling, walls of glass windows that allow for a 200-degree view, and warm-toned tile in a circular pattern that encloses a recessed living area with a fireplace.
Freestanding stones walls help to separate the floorplan but also allow ample space for displaying art.
The kitchen is styled with a retro feel but is outfitted with modern appliances like a smooth top stove located on the island with an overhead vent.
A variety of flooring is used throughout the house, including patterned tiles, parquet wood and mint green carpet that covers a sleek, spiral staircase. Rich color accents are ubiquitous and on full display in places like the deep green of the tub and sinks of the upstairs bathroom, the vivid pink and purple of the kitchen cabinetry and the built-in couch’s soft yellow.
Completing the floorplan are a separate vintage bar, two dining areas and an atrium opening to a breathtaking beamed skylight.
Outside, the patio faces the valley, where residents can gaze upon a landscape of mountains and city lights as they soak in the heated spa, swim in the pool or sit around the gas fire pit.
Hilton & Hyland is a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.
Secrecy surrounds major new public art piece in downtown Kelowna – The Daily Courier
A major piece of public art once planned for Highway 97 North disappeared last year after criticism from city councillors.
One main complaint about the proposed $250,000 sculpture, which featured 10 human figures perched atop tall poles, was that its beauty and grace would be lost by being placed next to the busy highway with all its speeding cars.
Coun. Gail Given suggested last November that artist Ted Fullerton’s proposed sculpture should have been located in pedestrian-friendly City Park where people could better relate to its scale and take pictures of themselves beside it.
Fast forward to Wednesday, when much secrecy was woven into a press release issued by the Kelowna Art Gallery about a “large new outdoor public art sculpture” about to be unveiled next to the building on Water Street.
“No announcements will have been made via any Gallery communications before the media preview event,” art gallery spokesman Joshua Desnoyers wrote in an email invitation to attend the event.
Feverish media minds, or one of them anyway, wondered if the about-to-unveiled sculpture was a revival of Fullerton’s ill-fated piece, which was conceived as a new ‘Welcome to Kelowna’ sign.
“I can confirm that it is not a sculpture by Ted Fullerton, although that is a very astute guess,” Desnoyers wrote in an email.
So media, and all of Kelowna, will have to wait until 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 27 to get a look at the sculpture, described as having been made by “an established artist whose work has been shown throughout North America and who has received major commissions in Canada and the U.S.”
Kelowna currently has more than 70 pieces of public art. The newest, whatever it is, will be located between two of the most photographed sculptures, ‘Rhapsody’, a representation of playful dolphins at the entrance to Waterfront Park, and ‘Bear’ , a representation of a bear, in Stuart Park.
Whatever happened to plans for a new Welcome to Kelowna sign on Highway 97 North also remains a bit of a mystery as calls to relevant authorities at City Hall were unreturned Wednesday.
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