Showing posts from April, 2013

J.R. Davidson / Kingsley

The Kingsley Jr. House by architect Julius Ralph (J.R.) Davidson, 1947 Davidson was also selected to design Case Study House #1. In fact, he designed it twice. Read more here.  He also designed Case Study Houses #11 and #15.
LAMA will be auctioning off some of the original furniture from the home, including custom pieces designed by the architect. You can read more about the Kingsley house on LAMA's blog: Fate of J. R. Davidson House In Peril By the way, if aren't already on the the LAMA mailing list, you should be.
Photo: Julius Shulman   Source: Getty Research Institute
Current photo of the Kingsley Jr. House
The house with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a pool in Pacific Palisades sold earlier this month for $4,560,000. At that price chances are the house will be destroyed or altered beyond recognition.  This is a real shame because it's the only unaltered house left by J.R. Davidson.  
Image: MLS
Photo: Julius Shulman  Source: LAMA 
Custom lamp from the Kingsley house. Lot 37 at May 19th …

Paris Photo / LA / Shopping

Paris Photo Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studio
In addition to the sound stages, galleries set up in the New York backlot  at Paramount.
There were galleries from around the globe showing but the one I spent the most time at was the Michael Kohn Galleryfrom LA.
 Photos by Charles Brittin at the Michael Kohn Gallery. Brittin was in the mix at the Ferus Gallery.  The photos above are of Wallace Berman and his wife.
Wallace Berman verifax collages at the Michael Kohn Gallery.
Wallace Berman verifax collage at the Michael Kohn Gallery.
This isn't a photo but the BMW M1 Art Car #4 by Andy Warhol was there too.
I also took a trip over to JF Chen, you know because they have all the good rare stuff. These Tony Paul chairs are super cool...canvas, iron, string and wicker.  
Dan Johnson chairs at JF Chen
Dan Johnson dining set Photo: Maynard Parker
 Super super rare Dan Johnson chair at JF Chen The price... Not For Sale.
Dan Johnson chairs on a Craig Ellwood patio.

LA Modernism / 2013

The 10 Ten booth at the 2013 Los Angeles Modernism show. Scott always dials it in with a great display. Having some really good pieces to show off doesn't hurt either.
Vintage Cynthia Sargent rug at 10 Ten.  The George Nelson sofa is a good one too.
David Cressey pots with Malcolm Leland door and birdhouse, at the Reform booth
Gimme that Doyle Lane.  At Reform
Espenet dining set at Reform

Jerry Ackerman messing around with Gerard in front of three Ackerman pieces at the Reform booth. Jerry is such a cool guy. He remembers every little detail about his and Evelyn's pieces.
The wall of Myrton Purkiss at Reform
The Lisa Cliff Collection
Beatrice Wood and Paul Soldner at the Lisa Cliff Collection
Archive was showing vintage wor