Erica Tanov’s Marin County showroom features a shimmering brass wall, constructed of 4000 brass discs!

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Photo Courtesy of Mariko Reed.

This wall was conceived with San Francisco architect, Douglas Burnham of Envelope A+D.  We love the subtle difference in tone which each disc displays.  We can only imagine the lovely patina that will evolve over time.

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Photo Courtesy of Mariko Reed.

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Photo Courtesy of Mariko Reed.

What do you think this most resembles – Sequins?  Scales?  We think this represents absolute radiance!  Bravo!

We’re not sure what we’re more in love with, the lustrous patina of the bronze, or the fascinating subject matter and use of negative space of Jesus Curia Perez’ pieces.  The work of Mr. Perez is both thought-provoking and simply beautiful to look at.

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Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Downstairs”

Mr. Perez’ work is offered by our friends @ 1stdibs Dealer Network, from the Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago.

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Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Downstairs”

From the 1stdibs website: “Working primarily in bronze, Perez removes space from conventionally fleshed out areas of the body; he abnormally lengthens limbs or substitutes geometric forms for clothing or torso. This manipulation of space makes the viewer intensely aware of how one inhabits and interacts with space. This most recent body of work is inspired by mythology.”

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Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Icaro IV”

From a lump of clay to a fully developed bronze bust…we love to see the entire sculpting and investment casting process compressed down to 10 minutes!  This video comes to us from French Artist René Zaki.

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The juggernaut event that is Art Basel Miami Beach had no shortage of incredible artwork installations in virtually every medium.  We tend to gravitate towards the metallic artwork Variety.  Take for example this aluminum and stainless steel sculpture, titled “The Garden”, by Peter Rogiers – we can only imagine a cluster of these in an outdoor setting.

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“The Garden,” 2012, Peter Rogiers, Galerie Thomas Schulte of Berlin.

And this sculpture, entitled “Bearlike Construction” by Gimhongsok, displays the amazing intricacy possible with bronze sculpture.  The illusion of being a beanbag-like structure is positively intriguing.

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“Bearlike Construction” 2012, Gimhongsok, Kukje Gallery of Seoul, Korea/Tina Kim Gallery of New York.

Finally, a whirlwind of metal – “Twin Vortexes” by Alice Aycock, crafted of painted aluminum – this piece feels as though it is truly in motion.

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“Twin Vortexes,” 2012 (painted aluminum), Alice Aycock, Collins Park

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This intriguing concept, designed by Chris Duffy, is produced by Duffy London.

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Very clever…a glass tabletop appears as though it is upheld by a group of golden balloons.  In addition to toughened glass, materials include metal resin composite and toughened steel.  Get yours soon, as Duffy is only fabricating 20 of these nifty pieces.

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Bibelots

We are loving these whimsical Brass Bibelot accessories by Jonathan Adler.  Each design is hand-sculpted, then reproduced with a sand-casting process…hence these really strike our fancy.  We can only imagine how gracefully these will patina over time.  As with all of Jonathan Adler’s creations, these pieces’ descriptions come with a touch of humor, “P.S. If you have no patience for patina, you can drop it in a bucket of acetone but at your own risk.”

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We find the brass bull most intriguing – the exaggerated proportions gracefully relate into one emotive beautiful form.  Which one is your favorite?

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