Friday, April 30, 2010

Daniel Cooney Fine Art Presents "Dead Flowers"

Join Daniel Cooney File Art in celebration of the new show Dead Flowers featuring the work of artist Justin Francavilla. Opening reception is Saturday May 1st from 3 until 5pm.
Daniel Cooney Fine Art, 511 West 25th Street, #506, New York, NY.
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Weekend Art Picks, New York

Doug and Mike Starn, Big Bambu: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop

Appropriate to its subtitle, the latest collaboration between identical twins Doug and Mike Starn is a soaring, undulating, interlocking, and, most importantly, ever-evolving, network of 5,000 bamboo poles and 50 miles of nylon rope. The New Jersey-born duo have erected the structure, which reached a height of 30 feet for its opening on Tuesday, atop the roof of the Met in cooperation with a team of rock climbers. The work's dynamic nature will be realized in its continued construction for the duration of the exhibition, which will be filmed and documented, espousing the Starns' transcendence of traditionally separate disciplines by integrating performance, architecture, sculpture, photography, and film.

Big Bambu is on view through October 31st at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street.
Read this weekend's Art Picks in the KiptonART Magazine!
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Event Recap: KiptonART Presents URBAN UTOPIA with Sorgente Group

Soho's original art scene felt revived on Wednesday April 28th with KiptonART's group exhibition opening, Urban Utopia. Twelve emerging artists displayed a multitude of work in the impressive 5,600 square foot pop-up located at 32 Greene Street and developed by the Sorgente Group. Director of the Art Production Fund Casey Fremont and PR scion Bettina Prentice applauded the curatorial efforts of Heidi Lee, Karline Moeller and Anastasia Rogers who hand selected all thirty-one works on display from artists in the KiptonART online directory including Michael Chiarello, Julie Combal, Jade Doskow, Ula Einstein, Melissa Fleming, Sabina Forbes II, Stephan Fowlkes, James Kennedy, Avery McCarthy, David Mellen, Matthew Satz and Erica Simone

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Photo credit, Jonathon Ziegler/ (L to R): Anastasia Rogers, Kipton Cronkite, Karline Moeller, Heidi Lee

Event Tonight: ACRIA's Unframed Sale

Tonight at the famed Manhattan House located at 200 East 66th Street, Acria will be hosting its annual Unframed sale.  Hosts Kenny Scharf (who hand painted a B&B Italia Metropolitan Chair to raise much needed funds for the Aids Community Research Initiative of America), Nicole Miller and Margaret Russell arranged the art sale with works starting at $100.  Artists include Adam Helms, David Armstrong, Erin Shirreff, Josephine Meckseper, Matthew Porter, Scott King and 21 others.

The event is from 6-9pm, $20 at the door located at 200 East 66th Street (at 2nd Avenue).
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Kenny Scharf, Chairee, oil paint on fabric, B&B Italia Metropolitan Chair

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

KiptonART for Sale: "Falling Up" by Ula Einstein

Ula Einstein, Falling Up
30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas/Mixed Media

Ula Einstein is a master at manipulating materials with natural elements such as scorching with heat.  There is an immediate feel that her works are delicate and likely to damage easily.  Closure inspection reveals strength in the organic material, created out of sheer originality.  This work, along with two others, are currently hanging in the KiptonART "Urban Utopia" group exhibition at 32 Greene Street in Soho.

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KiptonART Art For Sale: "Chicago 1983's World's Fair" by Jade Doskow

Jade Doskow, Chicago 1983's World's Fair"
36" x 30", C-print

Jade Doskow is documenting the current state of the World's Fair sites around the globe.  Her images explore the aftermath of monumental praise, leaving behind solitude and a ghost of a memory.  This work, along with two others, are currently hanging in the KiptonART "Urban Utopia" group exhibition at 32 Greene Street in Soho.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Event Recap: Alexander Charriol's "Human Flow" Opening

Returning to the New York art scene after a two-year hiatus, French-American artist Alexandre Charriol hit the streets of Manhattan on a mission to find a unique space for his most recent series Human Flow.  After an extensive search, the artist discovered the ideal setting to showcase his rebellious and provocative work on East 27th Street.  The area is additionally a host to Anthony Gromley's controversial street installation Event Horizon, and has become a new venue for creative spirits.  Blossoming from a crude commercial plate, the transformation of the Flatiron venue raised the bar for independent artists.

Click here to read full article in our Online Magazine

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KiptonART Access Space: Opening TOMORROW at 32 Greene Street

On Wednesday, April 28 from 6:00- 9:00pm KiptonART will present "Urban Utopia" at 32 Greene Street in Soho. The exhibition is based on the concept of a perfect society existing in an urban environment, such as New York City. This idealistic notion of perfection first appeared in On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island Utopia, written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More, which described a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean with a seemingly flawless socio-political-legal system. The author starkly contrasted this imaginary land to European society with the intention of igniting debate on social issues. It was radical, but surprisingly well-received, essay. Similarly, the works exhibited at Greene Street either invite criticism of  contemporary society or attempt to dispel common beliefs and tradition. The artists challenge our conventional understanding of ourselves and offer new perspectives through varied media and artistic disciplines.
Read more about Urban Utopia in KiptonART magazine!
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Monday, April 26, 2010

NYC Symposium for Social Change: Building Businesses That Impact Our World

The NYC Symposium for Social Change: Where Social Innovation Meets the Power of Wall Street will be held Monday, May 3rd at the Atrium at Lincoln Center.

The NYC Symposium for Social Change brings together the powerful economic tools of Wall Street with the entrepreneurship of social innovation to impact New York City's most pressing issues: Education and the Environment.

To learn more about this event, check out the details in KiptonART magazine.
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End of April Art Picks from Alliance for the Arts

Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi at Japan Society
The artist's vivid scenes from history and legend, wildly popular 150 years ago, are a major influence on today's manga and anime artists. More than 130 works depict giant spiders and skeletons; women warriors; haggard ghosts; and desperate samurai combat.
Through June 13th at the Japan Society, New York.

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Chinese Warrior Zhang Shun Smashes a Water Gate, 1827-30. Color woodblock print, 14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. American Friends of the British Museum (The Arthur Miller Collection) 10043. Photo copyright Trustees of the British Museum

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Phillips de Pury Auction: Photographs, April 16th

Phillips de Pury Auction House, the Chelsea answer to Christie's and Sotheby's, rolled out another impressive array of photographs for its 2010 sale, held on April 16th. With works ranging from iconic Irving Penn fashion portraits to old and familiar Mapplethorpe shots to new and little-known East Asian artists, the auction offered works at levels of price and renown to satisfy a range of collectors. While yet another William Wegman doggy might have seemed bland and so 1990 to a young buyer, it may have been the missing piece in a more established patron's collection. On the other hand, a David LaChapelle color print entitled Addicted to Diamonds (1997), a standout in the large grouping of LaChapelle's in the auction, depicted a naked blonde snorting diamonds instead of cocaine.

Read more of Shannon's Gulliver's article in KiptonART magazine.
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Above, David LaChapelle, Addicted to Diamonds, 1997

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Landscapes of Quarantine
The Storefront for Art and Architecture's multi-disciplinary group show explores contemporary notions of spatial separation and confinement that range from literal to whimsical interpretations of its title. Landscapes of Quarantine originated as an eight-week independent design studio directed by the exhibition's curators, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley of Future Plural, whose participants discussed the theoretical implications of their subject matter before formulating a creative response. This Saturday at 3pm the curators, artists, and designers will be on hand to answer questions and give visitors a final walk through of their collaboration.

Landscapes of Quarantine is on view through April 24th at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street.

Read this Weekend's Art Picks in KiptonART Magazine.
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KiptonART ART TALK with Gustaf Demarchelier, Assistant Vice President at Zurich Financial Services

Gustaf Demarchelier graduated from Pepperdine University and is currently the Assistant Vice President of Zurich Financial Services. Growing up in a family with artistic talent, he is the son of famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Gustaf gave KiptonART his insight on art and style.

What was the last exhibition you attended?
Recently I went on a KiptonART gallery visit to see works from Dan Estabrook's new series "At Sea" in the Daniel Cooney Fine Art Space. I also attended the opening of KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Matthew Satz's work in the penthouse at 34 Greene Street.

Read more from Gustaf Demarchelier in KiptonART magazine.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

KiptonART Featured Gallery: Benrimon Contemporary

Benrimon Contemporary
514 West 24th Street, 2nd Floor
Specialty: "Great Works by Great Artists with a lineage in Art History"
Owner: Leon Benrimon

Benrimon Contemporary is a new gallery in Chelsea that opened on April 8th with its' inaugural show "Roy Lichtenstein: Homage to Monet". Though the gallery is new to the area the owner, Leon Benrimon grew up surrounded by the arts. One of our KiptonART Rising 2010 Finalist, Shay Kun recently received gallery representation by Benrimon. KiptonART recently interviewed the founder and owner Leon Benrimon about his emerging gallery.
Read the interview in KiptonART Magazine!

"Kipton Specials" Thursday featuring work by Azadeh Ghotbi

Azadeh Ghotbi, Puzzling 19, 55 x 55 in., Acrylic on Canvas, $3,000

This Thursday take advantage of a very special promotion and receive a 25 percent discount on a selection of artist Azadeh Ghotbi's work. Ghotbi is this week's KiptonART Featured Artist whom recently hosted a studio visit in her fabulous New York space. Between the hours of 12noon and 4pm today, you can either request a piece of the selected work online or purchase the work to receive the "Kipton Special". This very special promotion is applied to the following pieces which can be viewed on Ghotbi's KiptonART Portfolio Page: Metallica- M3, Metallica- M4, Veiled Revelations 9, Veiled Revelations 15, Puzzling 18, Puzzling 19 and Puzzling 28.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

KiptonART for Sale: "Gold Wrapped Candy" by Brenda O'Connor

Brenda O'Connor, Gold Wrapped Candy
40 x 30 in., Acrylic on Canvas, Oil on Canvas

Brenda O'Connor resides in Sydney, Australia and was featured in the 2009 GenArt "I Heart GenArt" event. O'Connor most recently had a solo exhibition at the Blank Gallery in Sydney, Australia. Check out her KiptonART portfolio.

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KiptonART Artists Featured in May's Issue of Architectural Digest: Inside Joshua Bell's Home

In May's issue of Architectural Digest, with actor Gerard Butler gracing the cover, 2 KiptonART artists display works in the incredible home of Grammy winning violinist Joshua Bell. The six-page spread reveals the spectacular 3 floor apartment designed by architect Charles Rose. In nearly every shot a KiptonART artist graces the space of the apartment. Under the glass-and-oxidized staircase is diptych "Strange Obsession" by artist Paul Seftel.
Read more in KiptonART magazine and pick up the new issue of Architectural Digest.
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Photograph courtesy Scott Frances, Architectural Digest, May 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

KiptonART ART TALK with Terrence Meck, Executive Director of The Palette Fund

Who is your favorite KiptonART artist?
I recently had the pleasure of going to Matthew Satz's East Hampton studio after falling in love with his work on the KiptonART website. I was immediately drawn to the intensity and beauty of his "Smoke" series and seeing it online simply does not do it justice. I can get lost in it for hours as it now hangs in my apartment so you can see it from anywhere. If you haven't already checked out his exhibition at 34 Greene Street- make sure you do!
Read more from Terrence Meck in KiptonART magazine!
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Above, Terrence Meck

KiptonART Featured Artist: Azadeh Ghotbi

KiptonART interviewed featured artist Azadeh Ghotbi, who recently hosted a studio visit for KiptonART and collectors in her beautiful Tribeca Space.

Who/what is your biggest influence or inspiration right now?
"Taking Shape", the series I am currently working on, is very much inspired by natural shapes, from very curvaceous cloud formations seen from below to very sharp jagged contours of land masses seen from above. 

What is the first thing that comes to mind after an opening?
Excitement, awe, exhaustion, and desire for more.

Read more in KiptonART Magazine.

Above, Azadeh Ghotbi, Veiled Revelations 2, Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, April 19, 2010

Yves Saint-Laurent Retrospective in Paris

Chanel Liberated the Woman, but Yves Saint Laurent Gave Them Power." - Pierre Berge

My visit to El Cite Luminiere always includes spending time with loved ones, the latest exhibitions and wandering through Marche Puces in search of antiques and environmentally-chic finds. This trip to one of my most inspiring cities provided some much anticipated pleasure with an especially satisfying exhibition by the Pierre Berge- Yves Saint Laurent Foundation at the Petit Palais. Read more of Kate Gibbs recent adventure in KiptonART magazine.
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KiptonART Presents URBAN UTOPIA opening next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, April 28th KiptonART presents "Urban Utopia" at 32 Greene Street in Soho, New York City. This group exhibition is based on the concept of a perfect society existing in an urban environment, such as New York City. Curators Heidi Lee, Karline Moeller and Anastasia Rogers scored and evaluated numerous artists from the KiptonART registry. Twelve artists who are living and working in New York were selected: Michael Chiarello, Julie Combal, Jade Doskow, Ula Einstein, Melissa Fleming, Sabina Forbes ii, Stephan Fowlkes, James Kennedy, Avery McCarthy, David Mellen, Matthew Satz and Erica Simone.

RSVP Today!
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Alexander Charriol's new series "The Human Flow"

During the months of April and May, the Franco-American artist, Alexander Charriol, will fuse music, art and renowned artists together for the opening of his new series, "The Human Flow". In the one-month exhibition opening April 22nd, staged in a pop-up gallery at 4 East 27th street in New York City, Charriol promises to startle his audience. His new work takes inspiration from his fascination with crowds and the notion of unity amongst human beings.
RSVP for the April 22nd Opening Reception.
View Alexander Charriol's KiptonART Portfolio.

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KiptonART Artist Andrew Matusik's upcoming show at Dash Gallery

On May 13th, 2010 Karin + Raoul will host a collective art and photography exhibition at the Dash Gallery in New York City. This exclusive event encompasses bold and sexy images from artists who blend talent and passion. Included in this exhibition {pulchri'tude}  is newly joined KiptonART artist Andrew Matusik. Matusik intertwines graphic techniques with his photography creating a beautiful feast for the viewer. From 6pm until 1am New Yorkers are invited to enjoy this unique body of work and are asked to leave their inhibitions at the door.  The Dash Gallery, 172 Duane Street, New York, NY.
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Pulp Magazine Launched This Week!

KiptonART Rising 2010 Artist, Bon Duke launched Pulp Magazine this week

Pulp Magazine, based in NYC, is an online publication redefining how food is seen and presented to the public.
Food is an essential part of life and has always been a means for bringing people together. The goal of Pulp Magazine is to take the combination of food, fashion and art to a new level of how it is perceived. Keep a lookout for events happening around the globe.
Check out The Pulp Mag.   KiptonART Approved!

KiptonART ART TALK with journalist Tom Mullaney

Tom Mullaney has been an independent journalist for more than 25 years. Mullaney turned to arts reporting in 2003 and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Art Newspaper, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Artist News and Art and Antiques. Mullaney began posting to his arts blog in February of this year.          

Who are your favorite KiptonART Artists?Why?                                                   My favorite KiptonART artists are two female photographers, Kiritin Beyer and Emily Korman. I respond strongly to both photographers' beautifully composed images. With Beyer, I like the concept behind her photos of preserving on film at least the old French country life of the Pyrenees region. many of Korman's photos are cinematic and inspire mixed emotions of mystery, joy or dread in me. Read more about Tom Mullaney in KiptonART Magazine. KiptonART Approved!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Photographer Alix Smith competing for Pepsi Grant

Photographer Alix Smith is among 1143 artists being considered for a $250,000 grant from Pepsi. Alix Smith was in KiptonART's first exhibition in June 2005. For the past two years, Smith has been working on a photography project/social action campaign that focuses on gay & lesbian couples and families. STATES OF UNION is up for the Pepsi grant which would fund the educational youth component of this project. Through traveling exhibitions, educational workshops, an interactive blog and working with other organizations that prevent teen suicide, the youth component of STATES OF UNION will encourage positive identity formation.

 Alix Smith, States of Union #10

Voting for the winner of this grant began on April 1st and continues until May 1st. Show your support by voting for this project online at:
Learn more about STATES OF UNION at

"I continue to admire her vision and support States of Union"- Kipton Cronkite, Founder of KiptonART

Patti Smith Benefit Concert for American Folk Art Museum

Upcoming Patti Smith concert on May 15 is a benefit for the American Folk Art Museum in New York. You won't want to miss this intimate night with rock-and-roll legend Patti Smith. Premium open bar, hors d'oeuvres, after party with DJ, dancing and an aerial performance... all at the gorgeous venue Espace.

Contact or for tickets.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

KiptonART Art For Sale: "Woman Leaving" by Donald Kolberg

Donald Kolberg, Woman Leaving
22 x 34 in, Sculpture

Donald Kolberg graduated with a Fine Arts degree from California State University and continued on with his graduate studies at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Kolberg his shown his paintings and sculptures across the United States and continues to expand on his concept of life forms both figuratively and abstractly.
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Event Tonight: Celebrate YoungArts

The DTR Modern Gallery will be hosting tonight's National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts YoungArts event "Celebrate YoungArts".  At 7:45 a performance by 2009 YoungArts winner Kate Davis will be held in the Soho space.  Hosted by 2010 YoungArts In the Studio chairs Sarah Arison and Nikki Brown the event is sure to draw an art-savy crowd.

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KiptonART Art For Sale: "Fences" by Brian Fender

Brian Fender, Fences
40 x 30 in. Photography

Brian Fender is a graduate of The New School's MFA program for Fictional Writing. In his work, Fender finds himself drawn to land and skyscapes. He is curious about the battle between urban greenery, metal and cement. Explore more of Fender's work on
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Daria Martin: Minotaur at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles

Daria Martin's film Minotaur, pays tribute to the work of dancer Anna Halprin. This film is centered around the Halprin dance based on the sculpture Minotaur by Auguste Rodin from 1886. The extremely erotic content is weaved together by intense performativity and a detached photographic approach. The film will be on view through July 10th, 2010 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Don't miss KiptonART's upcoming studio visit with  Los Angeles based artist Edward Vilga.
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Above, Daria Martin, stills from Minotaur, 16mm film, color, sound. 10 min. Courtesy of the artist and Maureen Paley, London.

Alexander Charriol VIP Luncheon for THE HUMAN FLOW

This Saturday, there is a very special private VIP Preview of artist Alexander Charriol's highly anticipated new show, The Human Flow.
Hosted by Maria Brito, Kipton Cronkite, Casey Fremont and Eileen Guggenheim, this luncheon is a precursor to the opening coming up next Thursday, April 22nd. Be sure to RSVP today.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Fashion Loves Kipton Miami Artists

If you are in the Miami area, don't miss out on this exciting upcoming KiptonART event in Bal Harbour, Fashion loves Kipton Miami Artists. Take this opportunity to meet artist Vincent Edmond Louis, RSVP TODAY at the KiptonART website.
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The Museum at FIT presents Night & Day

The current exhibition at the FIT Museum explores the evolution of fashion trends and "rules" that have evolved over the past 250 years. Night & Day reveals the extremes that have governed the fashion world from formality to fad to fabric.
Most of the eighteenth century women's fashion was not dictated by the time of day but rather the degree of formality. The Revolution of 1789 resulted in a new social order with it bringing new fashion rules laid out according to time of day and type of activity. The birth of the cocktail dress was a 1920s innovation, while the line dividing day wear and evening wear began to disappear in the 1960s.

Featured in this exhibition is over 100 day and evening garments, textiles and accessories. Night & Day is open through May 11th, 2010 at the Museum at FIT.

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Above, Sportswear ensemble circa 1929 France, museum purchase. Photo courtesy of MFIT.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Newly Uploaded KiptonART Works

Take a look a selection of four new artworks that have been uploaded to KiptonART this
past week:

Jade Doskow, Wil and Myra's, Seattle
25" x 20", C-Print

Francisco Lacerda
, A Espanhola - The Spanish Cult
39" x 47", Acrylic on Canvas

Leyla Murr
, March
32" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas

Jennifer Weiss, Lonely Dove
Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 48"

Saturday, April 10, 2010

KiptonART's FIRST LA Studio Visit: Artist Edward Vilga

Edward Vilga is a visual artist whose canvases incorporate pieces from other media. Themes of spirituality and sexuality, inspiration and irony, all overlap in his art. Join us for our very first LA Artist Studio Visit THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd @ 6PM!

Check out the Event Page and RSVP Today!
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Above: Edward Vilga, Drop Back 2008 (Insert)

KiptonART ART TALK with Patrick Duffy

Who are your favorite KiptonART artists? Why?
Julie Combal- We currently have four of her beautiful works hanging at the new Chelsea gallery district restaurant B.E.S. (Boutique Eat Shop). Her paintings add a decadent finish to the superb space. 

What was the last exhibition you attended?
Haunted at the Guggenheim. 

How would you describe the decor of your home?
Greg Gardens Chic

Read more about Patrick Duffy in KiptonART Magazine.
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