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Hi, are you looking for something? Rounding out your decor? Starting from zero? Relax a while and browse through the site. The PRODUCTS page lists current inventory (well, some of it anyway… the majority of our inventory is on 1stdibs). Feel free to browse through the ABOUT and PRESS pages, too. Oh, and if you want to get in touch? Well the CONTACT page is perfect for that. Thanks! Heather Karlie
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Wasn't I talking about a snow storm last week? Yes. I think so. And guess what? We had snow again this Saturday in New York City. Luckily this time, it was late in the day. By the time the snow had started, I was already at the American Museum of Natural History with my family, one of our favorite museums. We stayed busy in both the Hall of Human Origins as well as the Hall of Ocean Life. We headed home through the snowflakes and enjoyed a wonderful dinner of fresh pierogies from the farmer's market. A great meal after a great day.
We headed home through the snowflakes and enjoyed a wonderful dinner of fresh pierogies from the farmer's market. A great meal after a great day.
January 16, 2017
So, let's get to the shopping at the flea market. The regular crowd was there, dealers and vendors, and we were all ready to find something special. The early morning Saturday shopping yielded an incredible pair of 19th Century American portrait paintings in period gold gilt Sully style picture frames. This pair most likely came out of New Jersey. After doing a little research, I found a few portraits done by John S. Blunt which really caught my attention. One in particular was a portrait of Mrs. Miller from Newton, NJ. For a moment, I thought that Mrs. Miller was a younger version of the woman in my painting. And with the pair quite possibly hailing from New Jersey, it was making a bit of sense. Looking at the two portraits side by side on my computer, I wasn't totally sure if the noses were the same. So, the jury is still out. But the research has just begun. Stay tuned to find out more. And with that, let's move onto Sunday. The buying on Sunday was great with a few small items - a modern glass vase, an acrylic artist's palette and a brass bird - and then there was the painting. This great Modernist French 1950's oil on canvas has a wonderful cubist / abstract style and is in the original period frame. On verso, there are a couple of French gallery labels and I always say that you can tell a lot about a painting by looking at the back. I'll be posting the Agostini, the French, modernist 1950's painting, on 1stdibs this week. I'll post the pair of portraits after I do a bit more research. Click here to visit my 1stdibs storefront and be sure to check back to read more about what's new, what's mine and what should be yours! Oh, and before I forget, I want to tell you about two projects I'm working on right now. One is called Jean Georges Bois and it is a new line of jewelry. The other is called Fishtown Pop Up and it is a new gallery and retail space in Philadelphia.
I'm super happy with both projects and I'll be sure to post links soon (I'm still working on the websites). Picasso is quoted as saying, "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." So friends, let's work!
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Let's SHOP! Join me on 1stdibs for a tantalizing array of beautiful items... vintage, antique and modern finds that are at once rare and sublime... So without delay click here to see what's mine now and what should be yours with the press of a button!
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It was February of 2002 and I had just moved into a six month sublet in Alphabet City in the East Village. With $600 and no job, I thought I could make it in New York City. So six months went by and after searching the classifieds in the Village Voice I finally found my own apartment in the West Village. And guess what… Click here to find out what Heather Karlie Fine Art is all about.
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Modern Look Book started in 2015 as a new approach to vintage - making it modern. I wanted to mix in great modern and contemporary design, art and brands in vintage interiors. I gathered up a core group of friends and colleagues' work to debut it all alongside my vintage and antique finds. It was a huge success. Click here to read more!
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Heather Karlie Fine Art started off in a 341 square foot apartment in New York's West Village. Early morning sourcing at the Chelsea flea market yielded armfuls of antique, period and modernist picture frames. A quick email or two, appointments made on the Upper East Side and a subway ride were all part of my routine. I was sourcing for the top galleries in NYC. Click here to read more!


a rolling stone gathers no moss
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