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Art Deco and Modernity at Burgh Island Hotel

Celebrating a century of the Art Deco style, Giles Fuchs, Owner at Burgh Island Hotel, showcases the remarkable house that has become a monument to its era Art deco is a century old. Unlike most styles that have faded over time, there’s something eternally modern about Art Deco. When it first rose to popularity in the 1920s – a blending of Bauhaus, Art Nouveau, Cubism, and something new mixed in – Art Deco was the...

Erté and the Era of Art Deco in New Orleans

M.S. Rau will unveil its newest exhibition, Erté & The Era of Art Deco, at its gallery at 630 Royal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, October 14th, 2023. The show, which is free and open to the public, will run to January 3rd, 2024.  The curated installation will feature nearly 170 original works by Erté – the oft-called “Father of Art Deco” – as well as other rare period treasures that epitomize the opulence and...

Tamara de Lempicka Painting Sells for New Record Price at Christie’s

A painting by the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, Portrait de Marjorie Ferry (1932), set a new auction record for the Polish-American artist’s work, selling for £16.2 million ($21.1 million) at Christie’s evening sale of Impressionist and modern art in London this week. This beat her previous record, set only three months ago, when La Tunique Rose (1927) sold for $13.3 million at Sotheby’s in New York. Portrait de Marjorie Ferry (seen top of...

Art Deco

Flourishing in the 1920s, the bold Art Deco style took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925—an event that celebrated modernism and avant-garde styles in architecture and applied art. Influenced by the geometric irregularities of Cubism, the bright colours of Fauvism, Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and the earlier Art Nouveau movement, Deco is an euphoric blend of many different artistic styles—often conflicting—that are neatly united...

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