The 2012 issue of 3D, “The Art of Living,” the magazine of the San Francisco Design Center, explores the inspired connection between interior design and visual art. This month, 3D is excited to partner with artMRKT, San Francisco’s premiere modern and contemporary art fair, to further explore and celebrate that synergy. Today we continue our series in which five of San Francisco’s leading interior designers curate the fair by selecting their favorite pieces from the works on view. The fabulous Gary Hutton, founder of Gary Hutton Design, shares his favorites with us below.
– Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D
“Art should NOT be decorative. Art should be provocative, it should inspire, and it should speak to the soul, but it should NEVER be decorative. That is what wallpaper is for.”
1) This De Staebler embraces the human spirit and thrusts it heavenward. Completely uplifting.
Winged Figure Ascending
Stephen De Staebler 2011
108 x 32 x 33 inches
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
2) Robert Arneson was one of my professors. This work captures his humor and the seriousness of it.
Robert Arneson 1992
Bronze, wood and light bulb; edition 1/6 PH, 1 A.P.
16.25 x 11.5 x 11.5 inches
Brian Gross Fine Art
3) Richard Misrach’s sweeping vision of the intersection of nature and man is as thought-provoking as it is beautiful.
10.21.00 6:49 PM (Smoke)
Richard Misrach 2012
Archival pigment ink print