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May 2019- Houston

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ART + DECORATION 70 I n keeping with its mission as a Sherpa for photography collectors, Foto Relevance introduces Robert Calafiore to Houston art audiences. T h e C o n n e c t i c u t - b a s e d talent employs a handmade pinhole camera to forge futuristic images in startlingly saturated colors such as fuchsia, marigold, aqua, and plum. Calafiore's subjects include antique candlesticks, compotes, towering vessels, and other glass objects culled from his own mid-century modern collection. The artist's ongoing series "Oggetti di Vetro" (Objects of Glass), started a decade ago, involves the precarious stacking of fragile pieces and special chemical processes to produce oversized C-Prints. Unlike most photographic works, each one is unique; from $3,500 for a framed 24 x 20 inch chromogenic print. "Robert Calafiore: Glass Relics," May 17 – June 28, at Foto Relevance, fotorelevance. com. Catherine D. Anspon D uring the early 19th century, French textile h o u s e B r a q u e n i é provided printed cottons, silks, and hand-woven rugs to a rarified clientele that included Emperor Napoleon III, Tsar Nicolas II, Victor Hugo, Frédéric Chopin, and the Rothschild family. Maison Pierre Frey purchased the company in 1991, THROUGH THE GLASS: NEW FIND AT FOTO RELEVANCE UNLOCKING THE ARCHIVES along with a rich trove of historical designs, textile documents, carpet samples, and watercolor drawings. Pierre Frey's new collection, Comptoir d'Orient, draws on ancient Braquenié archives featuring exotic flowers, pineapples, and chinoiserie. The original designs have been updated in bolder colors and scale, and are rendered in silk, cotton prints, embroidery, and velvets. Pierre Frey, to the trade at Culp Associates, Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway Dr., Suite 4018, Rebecca Sherman SO LOVE LA DOUBLE J JJ Martin, founder of the Milan-based label La Double J, has launched a fantastic new bedding and tableware collection. Layered with the eye-popping vintage patterns LDJ is known for and rich, unusual Milanese color combinations, the linens and tabletop are available to order at Holly Moore COURTESY THE ARTIST AND FOTO RELEVANCE Robert Calafiore's Untitled, 2017, at Foto Relevance Amphora and Bubble vases $515 and $455; dessert plates $125 for two; pajama tops $745. Top: Sheet sets $880 each; dessert plates $125 for two. Pierre Frey 's Comptoir d'Orient collection

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