Untitled (image of SpongeBob), 2010 - KAWS
About The Collection
“I have lived in New York City for more than a decade,” says Maria Brito. “This is the place where I draw most of my inspiration. The constant juxtaposition of elements, people, colors, styles, and the enormous creativity that can be breathed on the streets is what has fueled my own imagination and given birth to my company and where I have gotten most of my ideas. I saw the works of the artists that I curated in this collection for the first time in New York City, so they do tell a story, in part, my own.”
Vik Muniz, Kate (Blood), 2011 Digital C-print 44 x 30 in. Courtesy Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
PULSE Miami opened at the dynamic Ice Palace Studios in Miami today with some 90 international exhibitors from 13 countries. The seventh edition of the fair and the third at the Ice Palace features enlarged gallery booths; 16 Pulse Projects with installations, videos, sculptures, and murals by artists from around the world; the PULSE Play video lounge; and PULSE Performance events. The fair runs through Sunday, December 4.
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.
I Love My Life by Rona Yefman
Olympia Sonnier grew up in the midst New York’s art world—most of her parent’s friends are artists—and she has built a small and meaningful art collection, including the recent acquisition of a lovely Sarah Charlesworth photograph, produced to benefit ACRIA. Olympia says that what she likes about art is what she also loved most about college: the possibilities are limitless!