Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2019. Disappointing, as I enjoy John Richardson`s Picasso books tremendously. John Richardson's Bohemian Aristocrat interiors are, and have been throughout his life, filled with fine English and American antiques, interesting textiles, works of art by friends, legendary artists Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, and Robert Mapplethorpe, vivid color combinations, and objects that prompt stories from a well-lived life. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. It’s an honor and a thrill to share these works and their unique stories, as well as to preserve John’s legacy as a friend and steward of the artists that defined generations.”, Hannah Rothschild, author, arts patron and philanthropist, documentary filmmaker, and longtime friend of Richardson, said: “John Richardson was a man of ravenous appetites, prodigious curiosity and impeccable taste with a magpie-like eye. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. John Richardson's Bohemian Aristocrat interiors are, and have been throughout his life, filled with fine English and American antiques, interesting textiles, works of art by friends, legendary artists Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, and Robert Mapplethorpe, vivid color combinations, and objects that prompt stories from a well-lived life. BOOK TICKETS. These attributes are reflected in his style of collecting—where else could you find a Lucian Freud self-portrait hung alongside a Picasso drawing in a room with a feather boa resting on a cushion made from an 18th century scrap of material found in a Paris flea market? Please try your request again later. Please try again. He is known for his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and his work as co-host with Russell Howard on BBC 6 Music. Southend-on-Sea. John Richardson: At Home – an autobiography of decorative things John Richardson, the high-minded socialite, died earlier this month. Richardson, who died, at 95, just before the book came out, wrote the text himself so the book is a very personal informal autobiography and testament, focusing on his homes throughout his long life. His preference for very dark walls gets a little much after a while and most of his better art consists of gifts from Picasso, so not so shabby but reflecting his financial status. This book details the experiences of an avid collector and author, as well as Picasso's biographer. I missed that it is an autobiography. Highly recommended. This book you will look at many many times for inspiration. John-Richard is a luxury home furnishings manufacturer based in Greenwood, MS known for exceptional design in furniture, lighting, mirrors, accessories, botanicals and art. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The collection is comprised of works from Richardson’s Fifth Avenue loft, noted for its aristocratically bohemian interiors that mixed antiquities with modern and contemporary art for a uniquely eclectic style, and was recently chronicled in John Richardson: At Home (Rizzoli, 2019) with photography by François Halard. Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2019. The Cliffs Pavilion . Disappointing, as I enjoy John Richardson`s Picasso books tremendously. None better! He ran the New York office of Christie's for nine years, starting in 1973; has consulted with galleries and a mutual fund specializing in works of art; and has contributed to The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. This stunning book is beautifully photographed and biographical in its depiction of the collections he amassed during his lifetime.
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