PHANTASMAGORIA: VINCENT DARRE & PIASA





screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-07-20

Another day, another, auction house, another sale…and third time lucky.

At a time when the world and its geopolitics seem to have gone awry and make little sense, it feels right for A-gent of Style to welcome and celebrate Vincent Darré, the quirky, fanciful polymath as the parisian storyteller of fashion and design empties his now fabled maison de curiosités for a sale with Piasa in Paris today.


vincent-darre-piasa-01


This eccentric creative force who worked for fashion power houses such as Yves Saint Laurent, Montana, Karl Lagerfeld, Moschino and Fendi before going solo to set up his Maison Darré to make his own quirky and whimsical furniture and designs (and many collaborations with artists such as Pierre Le-Tan and textile master Pierre Frey) is inviting us to see for the last time most of the content of his “laboratory of dreams” which have been re-staged as room sets and vignettes at Piasa auction house prior to the sale this evening appropriately titled ‘Vincent Darré, extravagance dadaist’.


screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-07-47

Expect to find anatomical curios, anthropomorphic and skeleton pieces, antiques from the flea markets and many of his prototypes and creations influenced by surrealism, cubism and dadaism with odds to Cocteau, Braque, Dali or de Chirico in unconventional juxtapositions similar to his apartment, all filled with memories but little nostalgia. The “anarchist of good taste” is ready to let go of the elements of his phantasmagorical universe to create another one. Judging by his latest idiosyncratic but fantabulous project Hotel Montana in Saint-Germain-des-Près, it is difficult to gauge whether this enfant terrible will move from audacious maximalism to restrained minimalism, and what his reinvention and reincarnation will be. Time will tell. And A-gent of Style simply cannot wait.


– Vincent Darré’s apartment –


capture11

22

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-08-05



screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-07-56

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-07-33-34

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-07-35-21

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-07-33-44

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-07-33-58

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-07-34-10

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-07-34-18




– ‘Vincent Darré, extravagance dadaist’ exhibition at Piasa, Paris – 


fullsizerender_2

fullsizerender_6

fullsizerender_3

fullsizerender_8

fullsizerender


Vincent Darré with Vogue’s Suzy Menkes who wrote the preface to the catalogue

fullsizerender_1




You can view the full catalogue here

A-Gent of Style‘s selection of the sale –


screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-12-33

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-12-29

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-10-06

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-10-53

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-09-47

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-09-40

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-09-35

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-08-14

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-08-46

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-08-57

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-09-12

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-09-57

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-09-04

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-10-14

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-10-20

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-14-31

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-11-11

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-12-03

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-13-35

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-13-47

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-12-50

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-12-55

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-13-55

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-14-03

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-13-20

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-15-55

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-14-38

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-16-28

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-16-50

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-13-27

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-17-00

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-17-08

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-11-31

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-11-39

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-16-22

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-15-38

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-11-24

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-15-48

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-16-01

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-16-14

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-15-20

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-15-10

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-14-52

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-14-22

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-13-13

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-12-20

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-11-50

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-11-00

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-10-37

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-10-30

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-09-31

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-08-27

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-12-43

 

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-19-09-17

vincent_darre_640_x_380

 

 

– Imagery by Piasa, Aurélien Mole, and from Piasa’s and Vincent Darré’s Instagram accounts –

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAD LONDON 2016



 

screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-17-35-42

 

screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-17-35-27

 

PAD turned 1o this year. The latest instalment of PAD London on Berkeley Square just closed its doors and left many of us, antiques and design lovers, inspired and enraptured once again with this annual rendez-vous of first-class furniture, decorative objets, jewellery, photography, tribal and modern art represented by 65-odd world-class exhibitors.

The variety and stylistic combinations of the vignettes and their ‘eclectibles’ created beautiful relationships and synergies between seemingly disparate notables that read like a roll call of 20th C museum-quality pieces all commanding incredible provenance, rarity, authenticity and integrity.

Here are A-Gent of Style’s highlights of this year’s fair, for your eyes only…

 


– FUMI Gallery –

fullsizerender

img_0282


– Jacques Lacoste – 

img_0290




  • Chahan –

    img_0279


    – Galerie Dutko –

    img_0283


    – Clara Scremini Gallery –

    fullsizerender-11


    – David Gill Gallery –

    img_0306


    – Rose Uniacke –

    img_0317


    – Galerie Alain Marcelpoil – 

    img_0256


    – Gallery Matthieu Richard –

    fullsizerender-8


    – Didier Luttenbacher –

    img_0258




    fullsizerender-10

    fullsizerender-2
    fullsizerender-1


    – Carpenters Workshop Gallery –

    fullsizerender-4


    – De Jonckheere – 

    img_0267


    – Galerie Jacques Lacoste –

    img_0292


    – Galerie du Passage Pierre Passebon –

    img_0285

    img_0286


    – Cabinet Albert Pinto –

    img_0325


    -Phoenix Ancient Art SA – 

    img_0329



    – Galerie Kreo –

    img_0328



    – Galerie Chastel-Marechal –

    img_0302

    img_0327


    img_0326


    – Magen H –

    img_0331


    – Sarah Myerscough Gallery –

    img_0275


    – Hamilton Gallery –

    img_0315


    – Mazzoleni –

    img_0272


    – Galerie Dumonteil –

    img_0262


    – Entreprise Jousse –

    fullsizerender-3


    – Herve Van der Straten –

    img_0261


    fullsizerender-12



– JAMES –

img_0293


– Leclaireur –

fullsizerender-9


– Rose Uniacke –

fullsizerender-5

  • – The Restaurant by Veere Grenney Associates –

    fullsizerender-6

    fullsizerender-7

    img_0337




    – All photographs by A-Gent of Style –




MASTERPIECE 2016



Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 13.37.44

Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 16.35.14picture from @masterpiecelondon


Summer in London means Masterpiece, one of the landmark events in London’s collecting calendar, which opened last Thursday to the public. As a huge devotee of antiques and art fairs, A-Gent of Style was eager to witness this year’s edition, now in its 7th year, and attended the decorator preview on Wednesday, his enthusiasm hugely enhanced in the last few weeks by the daily build-up on Instagram (where else). Rating Masterpiece as one of his highlights of the London art fair circuit, A-Gent of Style was wowed this year once again by the sheer brilliance and diversity of the elegantly curated vignettes showcasing objets of the highest calibre.


FullSizeRender

The stellar international fair brings together yet again this year more than 150 leading exhibitors, old friends and newcomers from around the world to showcase a superb selection of museum-quality art, antiques, jewellery, furniture and design. Masterpiece attracts avid collectors, connoisseurs and enthusiasts across a wide range of cross-collecting categories and has established itself as notable highlight of the annual art fair calendar. Set in the magnificent South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece takes place over seven days until July 6.

Nazy Vassegh, CEO of Masterpiece Fair

Nazy Vassegh, CEO of Masterpiece Fair, with Lynn Chadwick’s Howling Beast (picture from @nazyvassegh)


The mastermind of this masterpiece, Nazy Vassegh, the glamourous and brilliant CEO of Masterpiece (don’t miss her fabulous outfits on Instagram!), says; “’For 2016 Masterpiece promises to be more exciting than ever. 154 specialist galleries from around the world are bringing treasures from the past 5,000 of art history. For collectors, curators and the curious alike Masterpiece is now firmly established as a highlight of the summer arts season.”

Galore Willy Huybrechts

Galerie Willy Huybrechts

 

A-Gent of Style made some great discoveries this year and was delighted to see some his most cherished antiques dealers exhibiting for the first time especially Galerie Willy Huybrechts with their show-stopping stand

 

FullSizeRender

 

 

Despite the Brexit and the fall of the pound, exhibitors are remaining optimistic and the fair is showing no sign of abatement as visitors are flocking in. This year’s fair is probably the best so far so make sure you don’t miss it!

IMG_5909

Below a ‘small’ selection of outstanding objets and vignettes.


Siena from the hills, 1953 by Paul Feiler at Godson & Coles

Siena from the Hills, 1953 by Paul Feiler at Godson & Coles

 

Chevron mirror by Line Vautrin at Jean-David Botella

Chevron mirror by Line Vautrin at Jean-David Botella

 

Egyptian chairs by Marc du Plantier at Dutko Gallery

Egyptian chairs by Marc du Plantier at Dutko Gallery

 

at hemmer

at Hemmerle

 

Le Rythme by Tamara de Lempicka at Kunstberatung, Zurich

Le Rythme by Tamara de Lempicka at Kunstberatung, Zurich

 

Liquid Glacial Chair, 2015 by Zaha Hadid

Liquid Glacial Chair, 2015 by Zaha Hadid

 

 

Rose Uniacke

Rose Uniacke

 

The new Eden collection by Lalique at Steinway & Sons stand

The new Eden collection by Lalique at Steinway & Sons

 

Revelation, 2014 by El Anatsui

Revelation, 2014 by El Anatsui

 

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt

 

White Straw, 2016 by Francesca Pasquale at Tornabuoni Art

White Straw, 2016 by Francesca Pasquale at Tornabuoni Art

 

Abstrakter Kopf: Licht I, 1929 by Alexej von Jawlensky

Abstrakter Kopf: Licht I, 1929 by Alexej von Jawlensky

 

 

Galerie Chenel, Paris

Galerie Chenel, Paris

 

 

Boucheron Art Deco Lapis Lazuli & coral desk clock at Symbolic & Chase

Boucheron Art Deco Lapis Lazuli & coral desk clock at Symbolic & Chase

 

Apter-Fredericks

Apter-Fredericks

 

Punch me Harder by Yoshitomo Nara at Whitestone Gallery Tokyo/Hong Kong

Punch me Harder by Yoshitomo Nara at Whitestone Gallery Tokyo/Hong Kong

 

Steinitz, Paris

Steinitz, Paris

 

Bronze by Agostino Bonalumi at Cortesi Gallery

Bronze by Agostino Bonalumi at Cortesi Gallery

 

Desk by Jacques Adnet, 1950 at Roberta Basta, Milan

Desk by Jacques Adnet, 1950 at Roberta Basta, Milan

 

Dutko Gallery

Dutko Gallery

 

Anglo-Indian armchair, c.1800-1810 at A.Mohtashemi, London

Anglo-Indian armchair, c.1800-1810 at A.Mohtashemi, London

 

Anniversary Jewellery Box at Linley, London

30th Anniversary Jewellery Box at Linley, London

 

Zaha Hadid Commemorative Salon

Zaha Hadid Commemorative Salon

 

Six-Fold screen representing the Map of the World, Edo Period, mid 19th Century at Paolo Antonacci, Rome

Six-fold screen representing the Map of the World, Edo Period, mid 19th Century at Paolo Antonacci, Rome

 

Concerto Spaziale, 1962 by Lucio Fontana at Repetto Gallery, London

Concerto Spaziale, 1962 by Lucio Fontana at Repetto Gallery, London

 

Galerie Marcilhac, Paris

Galerie Marcilhac, Paris

 

Mallett, London, New York

Mallett, London, New York

 

Egyptian painted wood sarcophagus fragment middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty 19080-1801 BC at Rupert Wace Ancient Art

Egyptian painted wood sarcophagus fragment middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty 1980-1801 BC at Rupert Wace Ancient Art

 

Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons

 

Godson & Coles

Godson & Coles

 

Based Upon

Based Upon

 

Untitled (superficie) by Enrico Castellani at M&L Fine Art

Untitled (superficie) by Enrico Castellani at M&L Fine Art

 

Geoffrey Diner gallery

Geoffrey Diner gallery

 

Factum Foundation

Factum Foundation

 

Stars Above, Stars Below, 1962 by Avinash Chandra at DAG Modern, Delhi Mumbai New York

Stars Above, Stars Below, 1962 by Avinash Chandra at DAG Modern, Delhi, Mumbai, New York

 

Modernity

Modernity, Stockholm

 

Roberta Basta, Milan

Roberta Basta, Milan

 

Tre Tempi, 1971 Fausto Melotti at Mazzoleni

Tre Tempi, 1971 Fausto Melotti at Mazzoleni

 

Robilant + Voena, London, Milan, St Moritz

Robilant + Voena, London, Milan, St Moritz

 

Ariadne Galleries, New York, London

Ariadne Galleries, New York, London

 

Gallery Anne Autegarten

Gallery Anne Autegarten

 

David Gill gallery, London

David Gill gallery, London

 

88 Gallery

88 Gallery

 

Girih chest at Linley, London

Girih chest at Linley, London

 

Green and Blue, 1971 by William Scott at Offer Waterman

Green and Blue, 1971 by William Scott at Offer Waterman

 

JGM Art

JGM Art

 

Untitled, 1942 by Arthur Dove at Collisart, LLC New York

Untitled, 1942 by Arthur Dove at Collisart, LLC New York

 

Lalannes at Jean-David Botella

Lalannes at Jean-David Botella

 

The World of Interiors

The World of Interiors

 

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 14.15.43

FullSizeRender-1

111

– Photographs by A-Gent of Style unless stated –





Page 1 of 1012345...10...Last »
© Copyright agentofstyle - Designed by Dentdelion