Vol. 08.25.2019 | Sunday Selects

HUNT SLONEM

Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes

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This is an abstract painting with a white background with black splattered paint, and minimal blue and purple splotches

BERND HAUSSMANN

Bernd Haussmann’s artwork explores gesture, color, and texture in paintings on metal, acrylic, glass, wood, canvas and paper, mimicking the effects of time, temperature and the environment on surfaces.

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LINDA COSGROVE

Linda Cosgrove arrived in San Francisco in 1976 after her university studies. She is surrounded by her important collection of rare European and Latin American artifacts – artifacts that often appear in her paintings. Her surrealist works in oil are acclaimed for reviving the medieval practice of oil-on-copper, and create a synthesis of Renaissance-inspired pieces with a strong hint of dark humor. 

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PASCAL

French-born sculptor, Pascal Pierme is inspired by his surroundings. For the last 20 years, those surroundings have been Santa Fe, New Mexico. A lover of the outdoors, his work is directly influenced by the magical landscapes of his Southwestern home. Pierme’s pieces reflect a dialogue and love of his desert city that involves simplicity, nature, architecture and organic elements. 

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HOW TO HOST AN ITALIAN -STYLE LATE LUNCH

The chef Amber Guinness, who runs the Arniano Painting School from her family’s country house in Tuscany, shares her tips for easygoing entertaining.

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SWISS CHARD AND MUSHROOM GALETTE

Sleeper hit right here: Mushrooms, hearty greens, and a buttery pie crust. This savory galette is about to become your new favorite fall dinner.

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3 SUMMER DRINKS TO MAKE WITH LILLET BLANC

It’s French, it’s classy, James Bond loved it–say hey to Lillet, one of our favorite bottles for the summer. An aperitif wine, Lillet is made from Bourdeaux grapes along with macerated fruit liqueurs, which gives it a pleasantly fruity, but not overly sweet, character. 

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ALMA DEUTSCHER PIANO IMPROVISATION

Astonishing Piano improvisation by 12 year old Alma Deutsher for Alan Yentob for BBC imagine.

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Episode #49: Shock Art: David’s The Death of Marat (Season 5, Episode 3)

Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. 

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