Spectrum of Light

Rotem Reshef works rather physically with her works, pouring various watercolors down onto her canvas on the floor. Her works are known for their expressive and vibrant use of color. Through techniques such as pouring, incorporating both organic and manufactured objects layered into her works, and creating three dimensional pieces, Reshef aims to create a discussion about the planet and her works tie back to not only how the seasons represent a passing of time, but also tie into themes of global warming and how these individual seasons ultimately work together.

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The Importance of Art in Real Estate

Last week, I sat down with Joe Killinger from CBI Commercial to talk about the importance of Art in Real Estate.  The 11 minute video provides insight into my unique process with tips on how one can enhance the value of one’s own home. Joe and I also discussed the process I suggest in order to enhance properties for lease, for sale (both commercial and residential) in order to help the property (or project) sell more quickly.  To schedule an appointment and consultation, connect with me to get started.

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‘Conscious ShifT’ Celebrates Nature & Mindfulness

My next L.A. exhibition, “Conscious Shift” dives deep into the need for elevated consciousness for improved health, wellness and the importance of staying connected to nature. The roster of local and international artists directly reference aspects of global warming, nature, wellness, mental health, and cohesively express how all living beings are connected on earth. I’m really proud of the group of artists and the opportunity to share this body of work with you. The image above by Theodore Boyer speaks to creating balance and harmony between the masculine and feminine. Feel free to contact me for a sneak peek of the artists and learn more!

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ART HOUSED

I’m honored to have been interviewed by Allison Berg for the June issue of Hamptons Magazine. The article breaks down 30 of my favorite artists to collect for three popular Hamptons-style homes: Postmodern Barn, Traditional Shingle, and Contemporary. I began exhibiting young artists from the School of Visual Arts New York in a Wall Street space in 2010 and as uptown collectors migrated downtown to view the art, I witnessed many becoming interested in acquiring the real estate that housed it. Since that time, I seized the moment to differentiate myself from the mushrooming field of art advisers. For over a decade, I’ve been creating beautiful art collections to enhance real estate.

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An Insider's Guide to Frieze Los Angeles

Over the last couple years, Los Angeles has noticeably gained momentum as a leading source of contemporary art.  The Inaugural Frieze Los Angeles unites the art world at Paramount Pictures Studios and features more than 70 galleries presenting a cross section of today’s sought-after artists. Frieze Projects exhibits site-specific installations, sculptures and performances around the New York Street movie set of Paramount Pictures Studios (in buildings, streets, and interior spaces that have been captured countless times in films, photographs, and television shows).

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Kipton Cronkite
How Is Art Valued?

As I was settling into my west coast life in Los Angeles over the last year, I had time to reflect on the next steps for my business.  One day during a conversation with a friend, something triggered me and I recognized that the knowledge I had been sharing exclusively with clients seemed to be limiting the growth of my business.  At that moment, I made the decision to launch a video series to share my knowledge more broadly in a public forum.  Three months in, I have grown more confident to carve out a video series that is beginning to resonate.  The third video “How Art Is Valued” provides three tips to keep in mind when valuing a piece of art.

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AT HOME IN HOLLYWOOD

This March I was introduced to Interior Designer David Brian Sanders through mutual friends in LA.  Walking into his Melrose office, I was greeted by his adorable little dog and as I knelt to pet him, I heard this kind voice from the other room who hailed, "Be right there! Would you like a coffee?"  In that moment I knew we would become fast friends -- cheerful and polite gets me every time!  Last week, I sat down with David and picked his brain about his career, hobbies, and goals.  I hope you'll take time to get to know him and reach out to him if you're in the process of designing or redesigning your home! 

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GET TO KNOW: LA-BASED ARTIST, THANKYOUX

When I discovered ThankYouX’s process is painting while listening to music, I wanted to get to know him better. It’s beautiful how music allows stories and sensations to flow through our bodies! ThankYouX gets lost in the colors and lets the can or brush lead his entire body to paint an interpretation of the songs he hears and feels. For the month of November, I’m very proud to have curated the new exhibition, ‘Guided by Sound’ for Soho House West Hollywood. I also included ThankYouX in Episode 2: Top 5 Emerging and Mid Career Artists now on IGTV and YouTube so check it out!

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Get To Know: NY & Tel-Aviv Based Painter, Rotem Reshef

In the Spring of 2010 I was introduced to process-driven abstract action painter Rotem Reshef. In 2011, I was hired by an interior designer to help build a collection of artworks for a new home in the Utah desert. Over the last 8 years, I have been blessed to advise collectors who have purchased works from: New York, Florida, Oklahoma, Utah, and California. Her latest collaboration at Soho House West Hollywood, features 22 paintings which depict the elusive nature of time and of the fleeting four seasons. “Spectrum” is on view (by appointment only) during the month of July.

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Get To Know: New York-based artist, David Paul Kay

In the spring of 2017, I attended the ArtBridge art auction and fundraiser at 75 Wall Street in New York that shifted my course in the art world. I could not have predicted attending that event would open the door to something so relevant and meaningful. As I was selecting artists for the art program at Soho House West Hollywood last year, I reached out to David to discuss how we could create something special together for the private members club.   The result -- "Twelve - CircleOfTime" -- explores the notion of human cognitive approach to time.

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Kipton Cronkite
Get To Know: Mallorca-based artist, Grason Ratowsky

Last year, I was introduced to Grason Ratowsky through mutual friends in New York. For over 15 years I have scouted artists, counseled artists, and provided connections to help sell their work.  For the first time in many years, I felt so strongly about an artist that I signed an exclusive agreement.  I'm delighted to publicly announce our exciting collaboration!  A few weeks ago I sat down with Grason and I hope you'll take a few minutes to get to know him.  

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Kipton Cronkite
Get To Know: New York-based painter, Renee Phillips

In 2014 I was introduced to Renee Phillips via mutual friends in New York.  From the moment I stepped into her Chelsea studio, I felt a connection.  I was drawn to her colorful abstract paintings: their texture, positivity, warmth, the cohesive and creative flow.  I approached Renee to collaborate on a special project in Los Angeles and luckily she said YES!  The result is the new series, 'The Shape of Color', which will be on display at Soho House West Hollywood during the month of April.

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Kipton Cronkite
Get To Know: Brooklyn-based artist, Alexandra Posen

Dive In! Alexandra Posen’s vivid, sensual, inspiring art is far more than just a metaphor or mantra—for those of you in or visiting Los Angeles this month, it’s real—right here, right now!  DIVES is the kick-off of my West Coast art program this year in LA.  I was honored Alexandra (who shares my mantra for body and spirit in her work) agreed to work with me as I curated her works for the January art series at Soho House West Hollywood.  

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Kipton Cronkite
GET TO KNOW: Los angeles CELEBRITY DESIGNER, ADAM HUNTER

Now I get why Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, VOGUE, and House Beautiful have recognized this talented star.  Over the last decade, Los Angeles-based celebrity designer Adam Hunter has made a positive mark in the interior design world. Recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with him at his LA office to gain a clearer understanding around his passion for art and design, his favorite music, art influences, and so much more.    

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Bedazzling Basel, 2017

A profusion of peripatetic (and yes, more purple and less politics) was what bedazzled me at Art Basel Miami this year, my 14th consecutive.  New works by Tokyo-based Tomoo Gokita, LA-based Haas Brothers, Brooklyn-based Jean-Pierre Roy, and Beacon, New York-based twins Doug + Mike Starn, got my blood pumping this year. I consolidated other stand-outs to watch in 2018. 

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