One of our client’s homes was featured in House Beautiful this month – the cover story focusing on the work of designer, Myra Hoefer. Here are the details and background about some of the art in the home.
We began working with this client about five years ago when they lived in a different house. The new home provided an opportunity to expand the collection and to give it new context. Our approach included adding to the scope and scale as well as re-thinking relationships of the existing art.
Featuring important Bay Area works by Robert Bechtel, Roland Petersen, Richard Misrach, Manuel Neri, and Rosana Casrillo Diaz and Squeak Carnwath, the collection also includes work by East Coast artists Richard Serra, Paul Villinski, Xylor Jane, Adam Fuss and others.
Below are photographs which show the art in the original home and in its current location.
Paul Villinski, Alchemy (2nd iteration), 2010
The original installation of Paul Villnski’s Alchemy, was a narrow but lofty entryway (see below). We brought the artist out to the new house and worked together to determine the best location for his installation. The new site activates the room and draws the eye through the space.
The grouping of black and white images from the former house was modified and installed in the large new space. Hung salon style this grouping tells a story about the client’s personal interests. The large Misrach, Untitled, 2003 anchors the room both aesthetically and in terms of the importance of the work.
shots of the original installation…
For an art consultant, a good relationship with the designer ensures that the art feels like a part of the design concept and not an add-on. We worked closely with the very meticulous contractor CMG Capo Mastro Group who to saw to it that art walls were free of switches, outlets and thermostats and that feature walls had sufficient wall backing to support heavy works of art. Lighting, designed to highlight the art was part of the collaborative effort between designer, contractor and art consultant.
Stay tuned for postings about a new public art project!