Wonderful Other Worlds : Ysabel LeMay

Ysabel LeMay's phantasmagorical nature photographs defy all odds. In a world where nature photography has been done to death, LeMay' creates unique images that radiate with awe. 

 

Ysabel LeMay found photography later in life, after a successful career working as a graphic artist.Seeking greater fulfillment, she turned to painting, and photography. By combining her graphic design skills with her unique photographic eye 

 

LeMay creates ‘Wonderful Other Worlds’, which she builds through the process of hyper college. Combining her technical expertise with her painterly eye, LeMay creates photographs that challenge our perception of landscape.

 

Lemay’s photographs flora, birds, tree limbs, flowers, and anything else she finds along her daily walks. Once back in the studio, she assembles all her files and starts layering images, using hundreds of individual files to construct each final photograph. 

 

Balancing color, light and subject, Ysabel LeMay creates pieces that vibrate with an intensity often experienced in dreams. Wonders continues LeMay’s dedication to the land and the endless beauty it evokes.

Attractive People Attractive Things

One of Slim Aarons’ most famous quotes states that he built his career “photographing attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places.” Today, his fresco of this international Jet Set looks unreal — as if the world he depicted never existed. 

The "fabulous life" was Aaron's specialty. Known for his glamorous poolside shots of the elite, Aaron's iconic images sweep you up in a fantasy unlike any other.  His magical compositions and saturated blues create a Dolce Vita Esk feel to reality. 

Sim Aarons was a visionary. As a young man, his photojournalism assignments inspired Alfred Hitchcock to create the leading role for Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window,, as the man who could not stop shooting, even with a broken leg. 

An homage to sunny lawns, clean eager profiles, bright lakes, Hampton parties, pretty woman and, above all style- slim Aron's photographs are icons of a time past

In his own worlds, “the landscapes, the beautiful boats, the colorful kayaks, the beach umbrellas, the ski-lifts … just all the colors. Photos of happy times.”


Slim Aarons photography is now available for sale @ HKPhotographs. 

Create Your Space: Our Favorite Home Decor Picks for Spring

Spring Has Arrived! Which is always the perfect time to brighten up your decor and add some fabulous new editions to your space. Whatever your style- sleek and minimal to whimsical and cozy; we found the perfect home decor for every taste and budget!

1. Maurizio Cattelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari, and Stefano Seletti: Lipstick Mirror

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This MoMA-exclusive mirror serves as a helpful reminder to not leave the house before touching up your make-up. The lipstick image was pulled from the pages of Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's provocative image-only magazine Toilet Paper. Cattelan is a celebrated artist whose facetious sculptures and installations poke fun at popular culture, history, and religion in a manner that is at once irreverent and bitingly critica

 

2. Nama Rococo French Dot Wallpaper 

Founded by artist Karen Combs, Nama Rococo makes luxurious hand painted and hand printed large format wallpapers sold by the individual sheet. All Nama Rococo papers are based on Karen’s artwork and designs. Think of it as wallpaper-as-fine art!


3. WE MAKE CARPETS temporary contemporary carpet

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WE MAKE CARPETS does not make carpets. At least, not the kind of carpet you can walk on. From LED lights to crayons, this Dutch design team creates extraordinary and unusual works of art from everyday objects.

4. Andy Warhol: Brillo Pouf

  Andy Warhol's fascination with all things ubiquitous and commercial has come full circle in this collaboration between Belgian design studio Quinze & Milan and The Andy Warhol Foundation. This functional replica of Andy Warhol's iconic Brillo Box sculptures, featured in MoMA's collection, makes a light and portable extra seat that's decorative when it's not in use. 5. Alex Katz: Sara Mearns Dessert Plate

 

Andy Warhol's fascination with all things ubiquitous and commercial has come full circle in this collaboration between Belgian design studio Quinze & Milan and The Andy Warhol Foundation. This functional replica of Andy Warhol's iconic Brillo Box sculptures, featured in MoMA's collection, makes a light and portable extra seat that's decorative when it's not in use.

5. Alex Katz: Sara Mearns Dessert Plate

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Alex Katz is recognized as a hugely influential precursor to the Pop art movement and one of the most respected American artists working today. Katz’s portraits and figure studies are characterized by their flatness of form, restrained lines, and emotionally detached subjects. This plate features the work Sara (Mearns), 2012.

 

6. Gonzalo Campos Times 4 Coffee Table

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Thanks to its four neatly segmented and colored partitions Goncalo Campos‘ Times 4 table creates an innovative type of storage using a rotating system that reveals one quarter at a time

7. Chifen Focal Point Lamp

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Designed by Montreal-based Chifen, Focal Point is both a decorative and functional fixture. Contained in a cube made of porcelain, the light source is able to pivot and travel along a bent copper tube which also acts as the stand for the lamp.

 

8. Yayoi Kusama: The Me That I Adore, Porcelain Tea Set

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You CAN afford the recently dubbed "Most Popular Living Artist," with this chic and whimsical dot-to-dot teacup and saucer set, available at the Whitney Museum Store.

 

9. West Elm Pierced Metal Lanters

Light up the night. In a bronze finish, these Pierced Metal Lanterns shine one at a time or take on a twinkly firefly effect when they’re clustered together.

 

10. Safomasi Pink Mithai Double Quit

Inspired by the hundreds of varieties of Indian sweets documented by Sarah Fotheringham on her travels across India, this colourful double bed cover features our signature mithai design; 13 colours screen printed by hand, with a final layer of shiny silver ink! Paired with a pink candy stripe reverse it blends Indian and western sensibilities for a fun, fresh look.

Hamburg Kennedy Photographs Spring Sale!

Our Spring Sale is here and in full swing. Founder and Director Marla Hamburg Kennedy personally hand-picked and curated the finest selection of 20th century and contemporary photography, paintings, lithographs, and fine art prints.  

A small selection of the enormous offering on our site below: 



Who Is Miss Van?!

 

Playful, sexy, animalistic (and affordable) , informs much of Miss Van’s body of work. The French did invent 'joie de vivre,' which is exactly what we feel from looking at Miss Van's beautiful ballerinas, renaissance women & masked muses. But who is Miss Van?!

 

Miss Van, aka Vanessa Alice Bensimon (also known as Vanessa Castex), born in 1973 in Toulouse France, is considered one of the best known painters of the graffiti scene. She started wall-painting at the age of 20, in 1993, initiating the feminine movement in Street Art 

 

Miss Van has travelled the world painting her instantly recognizable women on the streets, as well as on canvas. She has exhibited extensively for decades worldwide in Europe, USA and Asia. Miss Van’s recent artistic pursuits have taken her to Los Angeles, Miami , Spain and Brazil, which hallmarks a recent return to street art, after several years spent solely painting in the studio, charging her new works with increased depth, emotion and an elevated romantic darkness and delicacy. Her iconic sultry female characters reappear in sensual yet dark animal masks and evolving environments. In a gauzy romantic compositions, they carry a surreal quality of burlesque, resonating with a beautiful synergy of rawness, softness and emotion. Miss Van stated recently in Juxtapoz Magazine, “I’m evolving and growing up with my paintings. It’s the only way, when you paint with emotions and feelings. I’m trying to be true with myself.” 

 

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Bailarinas 6,mixed media on wood, 36.25 x 24.75 inches 

     

 

 

 

Bailarinas 7,mixed media on wood, 36.25 x 24.75 inches 

Bailarinas 5, acrylic on canvas, 55.125 x 66.875 inches 

Bailarinas 5, acrylic on canvas, 55.125 x 66.875 inches