Why Are Young St. Louisans Embracing Present day Artwork?

Present day artwork and home furniture is acquiring its because of (yet again) as collectors return to the designs made well-liked in the early 1900s by way of about 1970.

“Young collectors have turn out to be very eclectic,” said Stephanie Stokes, supervisor at the Kodner Gallery. “People value classic.”

Jonathan Kodner and Stephanie Stokes explain the charm of present day art and household furniture.

The “Modernism: Art + Design” show at Kodner Gallery in Ladue functions modern day paintings, drawings, sculptures and household furniture. Stokes described the modern motion as artists’ reactions to a changing entire world.

“Art was not just for the elite any more,” she explained. “Art was for every person.”

That accessibility is what even now draws several to the period.

“Modernism is back,” Stokes explained. “For youthful collectors, I consider individuals like the simplicity of it — the thoroughly clean lines, daring color. It appeals to exactly where developments are likely with inside design. And there is a nostalgia to it.”

“There’s nearly a futuristic aspect to it, with this avant garde truly feel and this new way of searching not only at the art perform, but at the furniture as nicely, having to pay interest to line and sort,” said Kodner Gallery owner Jonathan Kodner.

  The Kodner show is set up as a collection of inside vignettes, so attendees can “see how the artwork would have seemed shown in the property in that period of time.” It characteristics perform by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Maurice Vlaminck, Salvador Dali, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and Robert Rauchenberg.

Related Occasions

Modernism: Art + Style
June 14 – Aug. thirty, 2014
Kodner Art Gallery, 9650 Clayton Road, Ladue
Free of charge

Cityscape is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer, and sponsored in portion by the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Fee, and the Arts and Education Council of Higher St. Louis.

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