From elevator music to all beige everything, it seems that far too often the things meant to universally please do just the opposite. Mastering universally pleasing art is particularly vexing. On one hand, we want scenes that exude well-being—sunsets, beaches, sunsets on the beach—but on the other hand, these subjects are so culturally ubiquitous that photographs of them are often posted to Instagram with the sole caption Sorry. Thankfully, there are those like Sandra Pelletier, owner of Sorelle Gallery, who have an eye for procuring art that feels soothing, but not soulless. “The secret is selecting art that moves us,” says Pelletier, who employs a team of all women at her New Canaan, Connecticut shop. Ahead, Pelletier shares how she got started in the business and her best tips for picking art that you (and, yes, everyone you know) will love.
“Through my studies and looking back to my days at Cranbrook, I realized Detroit has this great design legacy,” says Isabelle Weiss, DECASO dealer and founder of Detroit-based gallery NEXT:SPACE. “However, it is a legacy that most people have either forgotten about, or never knew about—especially when it comes to furniture.”
Palm Springs’s Modernism Week is just around the corner. Attended by some of the world’s top designers and architects, the annual February event is a celebration of the desert city’s famed Mid-Century Modern architecture and design. So whether you’re Modernism Week-bound or just contemplating a weekend trip, we’ve assembled a list of Palm Springs musts, including where to stay, eat, shop, sip, and get your culture fix. Read More
PHOTOFAIRS was launched in 2016 in response to the rapidly growing interest in photography worldwide; DECASO is pleased to be a media partner in supporting this effort. The show gives both seasoned and new collectors the opportunity to experience fine art and contemporary photography from a highly-curated selection of international galleries, from 14 countries and 22 cities. Read More