Monday, August 16, 2010

TODAY'S ART: Frank Auerbach Painting Emerges After 30 Years in Private Hands






LONDON.- An important and large painting Looking Towards Mornington Crescent Station (1972 -74) by the highly acclaimed artist Frank Auerbach will be sold by Bonhams in the 20th Century British Art auction at New Bond Street on November 17th 2010. The painting, which has never appeared at auction before and hasn’t been since in public since the late 1970s, is estimated to sell for £800,000 - £1,200,000. 

In June Bonhams achieved the highest ever price at auction for a small painting by Auerbach (Head of E.O.W. III for £860,000) and is now looking forward to offering this dynamic oil in November, along with a group of sketches by the same artist from the same collection. 

Considered one of Britain’s greatest living artists, Auerbach has been based in North London for his entire career, spanning over fifty years. His studio which he’s worked in since 1954 is five minutes walk from Mornington Crescent station. 

During the last seven years just one oil painting of Mornington Crescent from this period has been offered at auction but the date of this work means that this picture is of particular interest. Furthermore, the painting has had only one previous owner who bought the work in the 1970s. 




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Friday, August 6, 2010

ARCHITECTURE-ARQUITECTURA TODAY:Frank Gehry's Santa Monica Place Mall Deconstructed in a Green Renovation








SANTA MONICA, CA.- Santa Monica Place, a 1980 design by the renowned architect Frank Gehry, has been radically repositioned with a green renovation that opens Friday, August 6, announced Dallas, Texas-based architecture firm Omniplan. Executive architect Omniplan revamped the mall in association with Jerde Partnership; the formerly enclosed structure is now an open-air retail building that is integrated into the surrounding urban environment. 

The 500,000-square-foot, three-story shopping and dining destination features upscale retail more suited to the neighborhood than the previous tenant mix, as well as new amenities such as a third-floor Dining Deck with views of the Pacific Ocean. Removing the roof and adding environmentally friendly features has also allowed developer Macerich, which acquired the property in 1999, to target LEED Silver certification. 

"Our goal with Santa Monica Place was to connect it to its surroundings," said Tipton Housewright, FAIA, LEED AP, Omniplan Principal. "The new structure is open to the neighborhood on all sides and the public areas remain accessible 24-7. We're thrilled to be part of creating this exciting new retail destination in Santa Monica." 



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