Thomas Merton famously said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” An important factor in each of the homes we design is the stunning artwork that adorns and elevates the interiors we create; and with a summer chock-full of installs, we look forward to seeing more of our clients’ collections come to life!
Read on to learn how we curate art for each project, where we go to source one-of-a-kind masterpieces, and what inspires our selections.
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography, 1968; Interior Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Artist: Michael Von Helms; Interior Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Artist (blue painting): Tony Magar; Interior Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Artist: Andy Warhol, Cowboys and Indians, 1986; Interior Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Each new project presents a fresh artistic opportunity for our team. Some of our clients come to us with a well-established art collection and a clear point of view, allowing us to build their interiors around their existing artwork. Meanwhile, others request guidance in expanding their repertoire. You’ve probably seen sneak peeks of our art shopping trips on Instagram, and it’s always a treat to introduce homeowners to our favorite Houston galleries. Laura Rathe Fine Art, Hiram Butler Gallery, Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Dimmitt Contemporary Art, as well as art advisor Illa Gaunt, are a few local gems that always point us in the right direction.
Artist (over desk): Meredith Pardue; Interior Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Art: Andy Warhol, Cowboys and Indians, 1986; Interior Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Artist: Sol LeWitt, Black Bands in Two Directions, 1991; Interior Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Artists We Love
It’s imperative that our clients’ art not only inspires them, but also enhances and complements the surrounding finishes and furnishings. It’s our pleasure to recommend fine art for potential inclusion in a project; and we’re equally excited when a client introduces us to a fabulous new artist. If we polled our entire design team, our list of favorite artists would surely be too long to share! Nevertheless, here’s a quick list of artists with whom we’re currently in love.
Richard SerraConsidered one of the greatest artists of his generation, Richard Serra's drawings and sculptures have been exhibited in the world's most notable museums and galleries.
Ann CarringtonAnn is known worldwide for repurposing and transforming everyday objects. Our clients recently commissioned Ann to create a magnetic, wall-size cityscape mural in their home. (Sneak peek below!)
Agnes MartinAgnes first rose to fame in the late 1950s, gaining attention for her stunning abstract works inspired by Taos and New York City.
Mary H. CaseBeloved Houston artist, Mary H. Case, creates a stunning range of moody landscapes, whimsical wildlife sketches, and striking nude drawings.
William McLureWilliam McLure has a true cult following, and we've often dreamed of personally acquiring one of his incredible works.
Lauren CollinLauren's work is created with scalpels, rather than pencils, creating mesmerizing shapes and intricate details.
Larissa LockshinInfused with youthful energy, Larissa’s works span many mediums from paintings to sculptural objects.
Drew DoggettInspired by the elements and style of fashion photography, Drew captures people, places, and cultures in his photography and short film.
Claire OswaltOriginally from Austin, Claire and her striking watercolor collages have caught the mass attention of the international design community.
Sneak peek of an Ann Carrington original recently installed in our clients’ home! Read more about Ann’s intriguing materials and methods in Architectural Digest.
Who is your all-time favorite artist? Please share below!