Desert Gravure by Ed Ruscha
I acquire art much like I acquire design: it’s not a deeply analytical process. I respond instinctively to a work that I like and go for it, irrespective of the artist or provenance — you have to learn to trust your eye. - Muriel Brandolini
About the Curator
Designer Muriel Brandolini‘s unconventional approach to design has made her one of the most sought-after designers in New York. Her style and ideas are constantly being reinvented and consistently breaking away from the traditional. Descending from French, Vietnamese, and Venezuelan ancestors, her inspiration comes from her multi-cultural background and world travels. Her work has been profiled in Harper’s Bazaar, The World of Interiors, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, and Elle Decor, among others.
Brandolini’s first book, The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors, was recently published by Rizzoli and coincided with a private sale of her collection of decorative and fine arts on October 21, 2011 at Phillips de Pury & Company.
American Flag by Vik Muniz
Do you advise your clients in their art purchases?
I have been lucky enough to work with clients who are collectors and who have built strong art collections, which is always a consideration when I design their interiors. I consider myself far from being an art consultant, but rather would recommend the expertise of Dominique Levy at L&M Arts.
What is your most memorable art purchase?
A Sol LeWitt, which hangs over the fireplace mantle in my living room.
What is the first artwork you ever bought?
A massive George Condo charcoal drawing, titled Antipodal Shopper. It was wonderful to see his recent retrospective at the New Museum after all these years.
Wave by Robert Longo
Are there any young artists that you can recommend?
An amazing young talent: Max Snow. He photographed the cover of the Phillips de Pury catalogue for “The World of Muriel Brandolini” sale.
Why are you selling part of your collection of furniture and artworks?
I am not a collector who puts things into storage. I want to live with and enjoy the pieces, or hope that someone else will!
View more works from the MB Collection by Muriel Brandolini on Artspace.