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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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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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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