You can say that every day is a show on Warren Street, put on by some of the best retail/show people in the country. So who needs a movie theater right in town? (Actually I do….but our stores make a stroll up the street a consistenly engaging enterprise. So who needs Planet Fitness? Actually I do, etc..) The following are a few of the personal highlights spotted a day or so ago, when the weather was balmy enough to have been able to be pleasantly surprised every other block or so. Ah the old days.
A colony of Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix chairs at Vincent Mulford antiques, which are often mistakenly called ant chairs. (Jacobsen did those too, and they look very similar). Yup, mid century modern is still here…get used to it! Decorative arts genius that he is, Vince only does it when it’s something very special, and these chairs, designed by the Danish designer for the Fritz Hansen furniture company in 1957, are as desirable as ever.
A painting by David Levine at the Terenchin gallery. Terenchin always manages to come up with terrific art within reach, and this painting by Levine, who became famous for his biting caricatures for the New York Review of Books and other publications, is a find. Compare the lushness of the artist’s paint strokes with the deadly accuracy of his ink and pen works, one of which of his most famous is displayed here.
Frontal fashion on Front Street and Warren, at Kasuri, a new clothing store for men and women in a long unoccupied retail space, kicks off Warren Street with appropriate panache.