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The November issue of Elle Decor highlights decorative objects reminiscent of Jackson Pollock's Abstract Expressionist "spatter" paintings. And this week, quite a few pieces with a splattered, dripped upon, or general painterly quality seemed to cross my path. Last night Anthropologie hosted an Atlanta screening of Man Shops Globe; while the rustic table with dropped-in metal florists' buckets (featured in episode one: France) was not on view in the Lenox Square shop, I did spot a lone oxidized bucket holding branches of cotton. The middle image above shows the containers from the Paris Flea Market as seen on the television show.
Other new painterly arrivals to Anthropologie include the Paint-By-Number desert plate, top left, which is based on Trey Speegle's art. My unofficial NOLA correspondent, Amanda, sent over terrific shots of a Louis XV chair with beautifully speckled leather upholstery from Gerrie Bremermann's shop (details shown top right and lower left). Lastly, Lisa introduced us to Maria Sarno's lushly over-dyed bags via her guest blog series for W.
Sarah Hinckley: Color Logic opens tonight, Friday, October 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Emily Amy Gallery, 1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208, Atlanta. In these works the artist explores paint and multi-color relationships. The fall exhibition will remain on view through November 25, 2009.
And here's a weekend assignment for Atlantans: watch the India clip and see if you can spot the final product at Anthropologie, Lenox Square.
Looking ahead to Wednesday, October 21, painter Brian Rutenberg will speak at the Gibbes Museum of Art at 6 p.m. He will talk about his works included in an upcoming exhibition there, Brian Rutenberg: Tidesong, on view October 23 through January 10, 2010, and he will sign copies of his first major monograph. Tickets cost $10. Click here for details.