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My daughters and I traveled to Red Hook, Brooklyn the other night for a very special exhibition. We were going there to see works by our friend Clintel Steed among other New York City artists. But we were also going there to see our very own portrait. It's just that the girls didn't know that our portrait would be part of the exhibition. To say that they were surprised would be an understatement… Oh, and I didn't post all of my latest news and finds here, so… Click the pic above to see them (and more) on my Instagram!
"Soon our portrait will hang in our home and we will have a daily reminder of how we can create our own traditions."
March 12, 2018
Let me back track a bit to catch you all up. Back in the late Fall / early Winter of 2017 I was visiting the studio of Clintel Steed. While there I gave thought to the word tradition and how that impacts our day-to-day lives. When thinking about different traditions, I thought about the family portrait. And how this portrait was and is still often reserved for those who are in certain positions in society. Why does classical portraiture celebrate the 1%? Perhaps this is one tradition that could use some revising. Former United States President Barack Obama chose an artist to paint his portrait for the Smithsonian gallery. This artist is widely known for his depictions of everyday people in classical portraiture settings. Mr. Kehinde Wildey removed the barriers to portraiture and forced us to re-examine the tradition. So when both Mr. Obama and Mrs. Obama's portraits were reveled, I was secretly thinking about the work that Clintel Steed had been doing all these months past. You see, my daughters and I had been sitting for him in his studio on weekends and days off from school to have our portrait painted. To see our portrait in an exhibition really took the girls and I to another level of appreciation and understanding. It is truly something special. Soon our portrait will hang in our home and we will have a daily reminder of how we can create our own traditions. There was more that happened, but you'll have to check out my Instagram. Keep up to date with my latest finds on my Instagram feed and feel free to drop me a line sometime…
Remember to follow my 20th Century by HKFA Instagram account and be sure to get in touch if you see something that you just can't live without! Keep in touch with new finds through my social media accounts. And it wouldn't hurt to sign up for my mailing list too. Links for all of those things are all over all of my sites. Seriously. Like all over.Picasso is quoted as saying, "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." So friends, let's work! ;-) hkv
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I'm all over New York City buying and flipping everyday. You can usually find my new finds on Instagram… be sure to follow to get your favorite find first. Sourcing the freshest antique, modern and vintage pieces is what I do every day. Whether I'm scouring the streets of Manhattan, the neighborhoods of Philadelphia or the flea markets along the East Coast - I'm always looking for the rare, the sublime and the unique. You can expect eye catching art, intricate sculpture, unique furniture, one of a kind lighting and so much more. Get in touch with me today and I'll start sourcing great finds for you! Working with a select group of Interior Designers is another aspect of my business. Loaning pieces for their showhouses, buying specific items and calling upon my curated group of artists and brands that I've created through Modern Look Book are other ways that I'm able to offer custom service to my clients.
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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!


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