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Summer 2013

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NEARSIGHTED It helps to get up close BY BRENT LEWIS These iPhone photographs were taken over the course of two months, during my day-to-day travels, some in New York where I live, others in Los Angeles where I used to live and the rest in Houston where I've never lived. As a design specialist at Christie's, I am surrounded by beautiful and fascinating things everyday. Inspired by our current image-mad mobile culture, I present this selection of images I've captured. LALANNE IMAGE COURTESY OF CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2013 Moutons de Laine (et Brent), Francois-Xavier Lalanne, 1965/75, from the collection of Andy Williams:An American Legend (and great art collector). To be sold at Christie,s, New York, Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design, June 13, 2013. A view of Philip Johnson's Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. It was Johnson's last work in Houston. A study of classical beauty in 15 Central Park West: Henri Matisse, Claude Lalanne, Richard Pettibone, Ingrid Donat. Gaetano Pesce, in his SoHo studio, working on plans for an expansion of his Bahia House, a rubber house in Brazil, recently saved from demolition. A view from John Lautner's Harpel House. Walter Lamb's armchair, 1950, on the edge of the pool and edge of The Valley. Mark Haddawy's house, the Harpel House, by John Lautner, 1956. Hollywood Hills, California. 48 CULTURED Mark Lee, founder and principal at Johnston Marklee, the Los Angeles studio designing the Menil Drawing Institute at the Menil Collection. It will be the first freestanding facility in America dedicated to modern and contemporary drawing.

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