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[Exhibition] Artistic Luxury at The Legion Of Honor


#1

Hello, fellow Orchidians,

Today I spent 4 hours slowly winding my way through the magnificent
pieces in the current show at The Legion of Honor here in San
Francisco, ‘Artistic Luxury: Faberge, Tiffany and Lalique’. The focus
is the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the only time the three
have ever exhibited together. In that particular time of prosperity,
the nouvelle marketing concept of jewelry as art took hold and all of
their work was displayed as such. And what works of art they are!
Absolutely breathtaking design, execution, usage of unusual
materials; these folks really thought outside the box. The show runs
through May 31, and here is a link to the Legion of Honor:

http://www.famsf.org/legion/

If you love these Art Nouveau masters, try to get there. It was mind
boggling!

All the best,
Nanette Kroupa


#2
Today I spent 4 hours slowly winding my way through the
magnificent pieces in the current show at The Legion of Honor here
in San Francisco, 'Artistic Luxury: Faberge, Tiffany and Lalique'. 

Does anyone know if this exhibit will be traveling anywhere else
after San Fancisco? It doesn’t look like it, on line, but I’m
hoping. There aren’t many parts of the US that are much farther from
me than SF (and I have no freebie place to stay there) but I sure
would love to see this show.

Noel


#3

The official site lists Cleveland last year, SF until May 31, then
no other venues.

Kay Taylor
http://kaytaylor.ganoksin.com/blogs/


#4

Hello Noel,

The exhibition was in Cleveland, but with airfares really low, if
you can get there to see it, the exhibition is really wonderful. I’m
sure there are hostels in SF, but there is a place on Lambard and
VanNess called the Comfort Inn that has pretty reasonable prices,
especially for SF and includes a breakfast that is more than sweet
rolls…you can have something to keep you going. It is located right
on public transit lines. You can get right up to each piece and in
many cases ( a pun!) you can walk around them… I really enjoyed the
time spent there. One disappointing note; the big catalogue of the
show is really inferior! I have many of the works in other books, but
a documenet of this show would have been extremely tempting…the
photographs are really really poor. :frowning:

Marianne Hunter
http://www.hunter-studios.com

Ps…Hanuman and all: came home from travels to find a whole new
look…BIG improvement!! Congratulations on the step up! mkh


#5

It was already in Cleveland. I knew I wouldn’t be able to get to the
exhibit either there or in San Francisco, so I purchased the
wonderful accompanying book from the Cleveland venue. Really
excellent - the next best thing to being able to see the exhibit in
person. (Looking forward to seeing you again in a couple of weeks
here in St Paul, Noel [g]).

Sandra Graves, Artistic Endeavors with Wings of Light
Blog at http://sandragravesisisrising.blogspot.com/


#6
Does anyone know if this exhibit will be traveling anywhere else
after San Fancisco?

I guess not, Noel. I just Googled it and found that apparently SF is
the end of it - already did Cleveland, who organized it. At least
apparently:

http://www.artmagick.com/exhibitions/exhibition.aspx?id=457

I searched for “ARTISTIC LUXURY: FABERGE - TIFFANY - LALIQUE”

Found at least one online gallery…

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com


#7

Noel and All,

I am so sorry to say that it seems like SF is the end of the line
for this show. I am going to call the museum on Monday and find out
if it is heading back to Cleveland (a lot of the pieces are from
their collection). I agree with Sandra, the book is wonderful (I
bought the large format soft cover), however, I think it is hard to
appreciate the photos after seeing the work in person. I agree with
Marianne that some of the photos are not top notch, but most are
fine and some are great. It is the collection and representation of
the 3 artists in the same book that appealed to me and the design
aspect translates even in the lesser photos. Really inspiring work.

Thank you Hanuman and crew for the fabulous Orchid upgrade! It looks
beautiful!

Nanette Kroupa