Snake Ranch

Inspirations in living well
Mies van Der Rohe 
Barcelona Pavilion

Mies van Der Rohe
Barcelona Pavilion

Norman Jaffe Architect

albrightknox:

Recent Acquisition Highlights
Sopheap Pich’s Luminous Falls No. I, 2013 and Cycle, 2011

Sopheap Pich was born in Battambang, Cambodia, during a period of civil war. The Khmer Rouge eventually gained control (1975–79) but were toppled by their former ally, Vietnam, at which point Pich’s family fled to neighboring Thailand. The family remained in refugee camps until 1983 when they immigrated to the United States. Pich’s mature works, such as Cycle, 2011, and Luminous Falls No. I, 2013, feature oblique references to his early experiences and to the common materials of daily life in South East Asia, such as rattan, bamboo, burlap culled from rice bags, beeswax, and earth pigments. 

Sopheap Pich (Cambodian, born 1971)

Luminous Falls No. I, 2013 (top)
Beeswax, damar resin, charcoal, bronze powder, copper powder, plastics, and wire on bamboo, rattan, and burlap
79 x 79 inches (200.7 x 200.7 cm)
Bequest of John Mortimer Schiff, by exchange, 2013

Cycle, 2011 (bottom)
Bamboo, wire, and glue
116 x 165 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (294.6 x 420.4 x 62.2 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Georgia M. G. Forman, by exchange, 2014
midcenturymodernfreak:

Tugendhat Chairs | Design: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe | Germany
In 1928-1930, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the Tugendhat Villa and specified all the furnishings for this modern home; his Tugendhat and Brno chairs were first introduced with this renowned commission. Donald Powell and Robert Kleinschmidt worked with a Toronto-based manufacturer to develop a special alloy for the production of this pair of chairs. Following the original plans, this pair of chairs uses this alloy for increased tensile strength and durability. - Via
Provenance: Collection of Don Powell, Chicago 

midcenturymodernfreak:

Tugendhat Chairs | Design: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe | Germany

In 1928-1930, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the Tugendhat Villa and specified all the furnishings for this modern home; his Tugendhat and Brno chairs were first introduced with this renowned commission. Donald Powell and Robert Kleinschmidt worked with a Toronto-based manufacturer to develop a special alloy for the production of this pair of chairs. Following the original plans, this pair of chairs uses this alloy for increased tensile strength and durability. - Via

Provenance: Collection of Don Powell, Chicago