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March 2019- Houston

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100 A chic new volume, Fabula, the book just released by Flammarion, offers a window onto a most unexpected world: that of sculptor and designer Hubert Le Gall and what happens when a 17th- century Normandy manor house becomes a vehicle for a voyage into the most romantic, elegant, and surreal chamber of art and design. As patron and collector Pamela Mullin brought her long-somnolent manor house, Saint-Calais, back to life, she commissioned and gave free rein to the brilliant, idiosyncratic Le Gall to install his witty and exquisitely crafted work, from animals and foliage to Pinocchio and a bison with gilded shaggy feet. Those traveling to New York for Armory Week can take in Le Gall's first American retrospective, at Renaud Vuaillat's new design-focused Twenty First Gallery, which mounts "Fabula," the exhibition. Included is a look at the artist/ designer's animal evocations (rabbits and ostriches most often charmingly make their way into lighting), elements, and explorations into fantasy, including unicorns and stylized horses, and the abstraction that underpins and anchors many distinctive Le Gall vignettes. Hubert Le Gall: Fabula, Flammarion, $150. "Hubert Le Gall: Fabula," the exhibition, through March 29, at Twenty First Gallery, 76 Franklin St., New York, BY CATHERINE D. ANSPON. PHOTOGRAPHY PASCALINE NOACK. FABULA FABULOUS AND FABLED ARTIST AND DESIGNER HUBERT LE GALL'S Eve Armchair, 2017, wood, velvet, gilded bronze, edition of 25 Patinated bronze overmantel, for Saint-Calais

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