For the May issue of Art+Auction, I wrote a preview on the upcoming Jules Leleu show at Maison Gerard, which opens next week (May 20)! Got a sneak preview a few weeks ago–totally amazing. I had no idea that the House of Leleu had such a diverse output. One of the bigger surprises was artist Maurice Calka’s sculptural lacquered desk from the 70s, above–guaranteed to raise eyebrows of those who know Leleu primarily for its intricate inlays, parquetry, and metalwork.
After getting your fill of contemporary designers at ICFF next week, go check out the work of one of the greats who influenced many of them at 53 East 10th Street in NYC. Article here.
[Photo by Michael Stratton/courtesy Maison Gerard Ltd.]