Process of a drawing of the Lever House Building in New York City, commissioned by a San Diego architect/developer in 2019, who provided the photograph..
The Lever House is a glass-box skyscraper built in the International Style according to the design principles of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, completed in 1952. The 307-foot-tall building features a courtyard and public space and was designated a New York City landmark in 1982 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Finished drawing size is 11’w x 17”h.
Tours of The Cree House were offered with Modernism in Palm Springs this past February 2020. Having been to the Frey II house, we had to take advantage.
The Cree House was designed by Swiss-born architect Albert Frey for former school superintendent, turned real estate developer, Raymond Cree in 1955. Supported by thin steel columns, the 1,124 square foot home has one bedroom, one and a half baths and a 600 square foot bright yellow deck.
Recently, the home underwent a thorough renovation, restoring everything from the home’s exterior as well as interior wall panels, deck pieces to the kitchen appliances, to name a few. And it showed as we stepped back in time with this “Forgotten Frey”.
Here is a quick look at the process of this Elektro Herbold neon sign from a picture I snapped in Heidelberg, Germany in the mid-1980’s. 36"x24"
An article in San Diego Magazine, 2014, stated that Dwight Freeney had bought the painting,
but Mr. Segal still has possession and it is happily living in Little Italy, San Diego.
Process of a drawing of the Seagram Building in New York City from a commission earlier this year from a local architect/developer.
The integral plaza, building, stone faced lobby and distinctive glass and bronze exterior were designed by German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1958 at 38 stories and it is one of the most notable examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a noted example of corporate modern architecture.
Finished drawing size is 11”w x 17”h.
A look at the process of the TG&TC Building on Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. This beautiful Art Deco building was built in 1930 and designed by The Parkinsons who also designed Los Angeles City Hall and Bullocks Wilshire. In 1984 the building was listed the Nation Register of Historic Places. This sold painting is now living in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Attended a talk with #boomerangformodern by Roman de Salvo about his latest installation, Electric Picnic, at the Timkin Museum on July 8.
Roman de Salvo is a contemporary American s sculptor whose work infuses the every day with surprising effect and intrigue. His art is characterized by the inventive use of ordinary materials and objects often involving energetic phenomena such as wind, water, fire, electricity, and audience participation.
As part of the Timken Museum of Art’s summer artist-in-residence program, de Salvo has created the Electric Picnic sculpture based on the picturesque, Rococo-era, Blindman’s Buff (1775-80) by Jean Honoré Fragonard, which is part of the Museum’s permanent collection. De Salvo’s residency starts at the beginning of June, and the Electric Picnic sculpture is on display at the Timken June 28 through August 25, 2019.
Quick look at the process of Cityscape (60"x36") painted in 2015 and is currently living in Chicago, Illinois.
Process of a drawing of the Pan Am (Met Life) Building from a commission earlier this year from a local architect/developer. He wanted a version with the old Pan Am signage instead of the current Met Life from a photograph he provided. An iconic International Style skyscraper from 1963 and remains one of the 100 tallest building in the US at 59 stories.
Wonderful stay at William Cody’s Del Marcos. Originally designed for owners Samuel and Adele Marcus, the building is historically important because it was Cody™s first independent commission in Palm Springs, and launched his solo career in the desert.
Amazing, friendly place and highly recommended!
Outstanding show of architect Hugh Kaptur at the Palm Springs Architecture Museum who practiced in Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley area from the late 1950s through the early 2000s. Love the models!
Happy hour at Paul Bar/Food...
Flashing a bit of #jewelrybill work.