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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Palm Springs Mod 2022


I am back from the Palm Springs Modernism show. 


It was successful for me, not my greatest ever but certainly very respectable. 


There was more good art this year but perhaps less decorative furniture although there was plenty.  A few grouchy people complained about people that were no longer there but if they actually bought from them instead of treating it like a museum showing they would most probably still be exhibiting!

All in all, it was a very well attended and received show, quite attractive and I think most people did rather well.

It was a long week but one with little trauma or problems. Driving down over the mountain I saw more snow in Anza than I have seen in fifty years, what a treat! Winter wonderland. 

Windstorm on the Interstate on Monday made things a little trickier, down to one lane, no porters, made pack out a bitch, had to stay an extra day. Storm was coming and I didn't want to drive tired and certainly not back over the ice and snow on the hill.

Thankfully my friends Frank and Joy put me up for the night.

I had one not so funny moment. An old business partner showed up mask less. He is a tad over eighty and told me that he isn't afraid of covid because he keeps himself in such good shape. I smiled and inquired after his wife.

"Oh, she is home sick, I think it might be covid." I literally jumped back a foot and grabbed my mask and put it on as fast as I could. J is a wonderful guy but it was so utterly clueless and nonchalant.


Of course, the coolest thing there is the crowd. 

Here are some random shots of the people and booths, hope that you enjoy them.




















One of the real pleasures of the show for me was having a booth next to the legendary designer Charles Hollis Jones. 

Charles is a pioneer in Lucite and Acrylic, had many important commissions including work for Tennessee Williams and was a genuine and humble man. 

Great to talk to him and see his beautiful work!



I've said it a thousand times before, I am more Flintstones than Jetsons, classic than futurist, still my material manages to fit in and they don't seem to mind my presence too much.  Room for all of us in this great big world.

3 comments:

Ken Seals said...

Wonderful photos from the show! I have been looking forward to these for weeks :-)

Anonymous said...

Are you selling your shirts?

Blue Heron said...

Those are being sold by Ed Forcum at Rosebud Gallery.