Art Blog

Paolo Soleri in a scene from the film.
The architect's Arcosanti in Scottsdale, Ariz.

A low African stool (height about 9 inches) has a $150 to $250 estimate. Paddle 8
This folding chair was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kalita Humphreys Theater in Dallas. It has an estimate of $1,000 to $1,500. Paddle 8
Shiro Kuramata's "How High the Moon" chair is constructed of nickel-plated mesh and has an estimate of $10,000 to $12,000.Paddle 8

One of the highlights for many was walking through the house of Westerly, the estate now owned by Tory Burch, to access the back gardens. Durell Godfrey, photos
Westerly's gardens, which were restored and expanded by Perry Guillot from an original design by Annette Hoyt Flanders, featured the interplay primarily of boxwood, rhododendron, and yew.
The rhododendrons at Westerly, in full bloom, framed the fanciful basket planters made of shell-encrusted concrete that served as garden focal points.
Carole Segal enjoyed the flowering peonies at the estate named Claverack by the van Rensselaers and rechristened Keywaydin by the Mortimers. The original land, since subdivided, is being lovingly restored bit by bit with the determination of Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg.
The open meadows on the property are in keeping with Mr. Ruttenberg's desire to give as much back to the landscape and the fauna that inhabits it as he can. It is a tableau vivant of birds and butterflies--as much habitat as garden.
Even the more groomed areas in Jack de Lashmet's design for the Ruttenberg family are unfussy.
Scarlett Aylsworth and Amber Aylsworth took a break on one of the garden's benches. They will volunteer at the Parrish this summer.
At the center of the labryrinth at the Sullivan garden is a poetry vase by Robert Dash.
The Sullivans' newly constructed Palladian villa features grounds designed by Lear + Mahoney Landscape Associates.
Marilee Foster said the Sullivans' springer spaniels, seated here with Henry Garcia, "acted as insistent guides" when she took her tour.

Carrie Mae Weems and John Kerry stood by "Echoes for Marian" a digital photograph of the artist outside the Lincoln Memorial that she donated to FAPE. Tony Powell, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
Jo Carole Lauder, left, a part-time Wainscott resident, with Alice Walton, this year's recipient of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award for Diplomacy through the ArtsTony Powell, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
Eden Rafshoon, the president of FAPE, with the sculptor Don Gummer and Meryl StreepTony Powell, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
The Benjamin Franklin Dining Room at the State Department before the dinnerTony Powell, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
Odili Donald Odita, an artist, in discussion with Stavros P. Niarchos, a FAPE board memberTony Powell, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
Doug Woodham, president of Christie’s Americas, and Wendy Luers, one of FAPE's Founders and President EmeritaTony Powell, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
Sidney Felsen, an artist and co-founder of Gemini G.E.L., a premiere fine art print publisher and benefactor of FAPETony Powell, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies
A group photo of those involved with the organization. They include, standing from left to right: Allen Blevins, Director of Global Art and Heritage Programs, Senior Vice President, Global Social Responsibility, Bank of America; Donald Robertson, Head of Creative Development, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; artist Elyn Zimmerman; Stephen Lash, Chairman Emeritus of Christie’s Americas, and Vice President of Christie’s American Advisory Board; Alice Walton, recipient of the 2014 Annenberg Award; Secretary of State John Kerry; FAPE Chairman Jo Carole Lauder; FAPE President Eden Rafshoon; artist Odili Donald Odita; FAPE Director Jennifer Duncan; FAPE Board member Jack Shear; and Patricia Robertson. Seated (left to right): artist Michael Singer; Carol LeWitt; artist Dorothea Rockburne; Joni Weyl; artist Sidney Felsen; Robert Storr, Chairman of FAPE’s Professional Fine Arts Committee and Dean of the Yale School of Art; artist Carrie Mae Weems; artist Don Gummer; actress Meryl Streep; Doug Woodham, President of Christie’s Americas.Tony Powell, Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies

Mariyo Yagi, a longtime friend of Jack Larsen, brought the NAWA Axis for Peace project to LongHouse Reserve on May 31. Durell Godfrey
More than 50 volunteers in four groups worked to twist the tubes of fabric into a rope bound around the column.Durell Godfrey
The artist observed and directed as the column took shape.Durell Godfrey
Once completed, the 550-pound column was carried to its site.Yuna Yagi
The column was set into the ground and slowly raised.Durell Godfrey
Ms. Yagi took in the completed column after it was raised.Durell Godfrey
A detail of the top of the column against the skyDurell Godfrey

The Franey family provided the photographs and the stories behind them to the exhibition. They include, from left: Raphaelle Franey, Diane Franey, Jacques Franey, Claudia Franey Jensen, and Nick Jensen. Durell Godfrey, photos
A bird's eye view of one of the Gardiner's Island picnicsEast Hampton Historical Society
Diane Franey with her father's fish poacher
Sylvia Mendelman at the entry to the exhibition
Frank Newbold, Isabel Carmichael, and Richard Barons enjoyed the beautiful weather in the Mimi Meehan Native Plant Garden behind Clinton Academy before the opening.
Mardie Gorman took in the photographs in the exhibition.
Bruce Milne examined the Franey duck press.
Bruce Roberts, Ann Roberts, and Jacques Franey
Peter Garnam followed the photographs.
Richard Mendelman read the wall text.

Victor Slezak as Rothko, center, discusses the function of black with his apprentice Ken, played by Christian Scheider.
Mr. Slezak and Mr. Scheider in a scene that is visually reminiscent of Caravaggio's painting of the "Conversion of Paul," one of the topics of discussion in the play.
Mr. Slezak illustrates a point and borrows another classical painting pose in this scene.

From Christie's E-Catalogue for Andy Warhol's "Race Riot." Christie's

Elizabeth Reaser and Richard Kind, both actors in upcoming Bay Street Theatre productions, flanked Pia Zankel, one of the evening's honorees. Barry Gordin, photos
A larger lineup of attendees included from left: JimmyZankel, Elizabeth Reaser, Scott Schwartz, Pia Zankel, Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comley, and Richard KindBarry Gordin
Also in attendance were, from left: Amy Ma, Andy Sabin, Bonnie Comley, Stewart Lane, Debra Halpert, and John MigotskiBarry Gordin
Ana Daniel, a former honoree, and Frank Filipo at Joe's Pub.Barry Gordin
Elisa Stein and Jenny LynBarry Gordin