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Designers Curate artMRKT

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.  Over the next five days, counting down to the launch of artMKRT, five of San Francisco’s leading interior designers will curate the fair by selecting their favorite pieces from the works on view.  Up first is 3D covergirl Elizabeth Martin, founder of Elizabeth Martin Interior Design

–Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D

“For me, selecting a work is about having a visceral reaction to a piece, so much so that I can’t stop thinking about it. These three pieces had that effect on me. Although very different visually, they work together emotionally, and I would place all three in conjunction with each other. Interior design is about creating an environment and I believe art is the difference between decorating a room and designing one.”

1) This work is stunning– the light and expression make it seem as though it was done by a modern Dutch master. 

Untitled (Payton 1)
Gottfried Helnwein  2005
Mixed media (oil & acrylic) on canvas
62.75 x 42 inches
Modernism Inc.
San Francisco

2) While at art school in New York I spent hours in museums just gazing at Abstract Expressionist works. I love Motherwell, and this work feels like home to me.

In the Summer Sun
Robert Motherwell  1950
Oil on canvas
31.75 x 25.5 inches
Hackett | Mill Art Dealers and Advisors
San Francisco

3) Complex, and slightly disturbing. Love it.

Sky Scraper Birds
Jane Rosen  2012
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
New York


For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf.

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