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Maria Gabriela Brito is an interior designer, author, curator, tastemaker, and authority on why, where, when and how to display and mix contemporary art and interior design in any environment. She is the CEO and creative force behind Lifestyling® by Maria Gabriela Brito, a company that offers a unique approach to interior design by incorporating art into every interior. Her first book, "Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping", published by Pointed Leaf Press, is available worldwide and is the inspiration for Maria's new lifestyle blog "Out There NYC.” Maria and her projects have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Elle Magazine, and more. She is also a guest editor on Gwyneth Paltrow's popular website "Goop".

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The Life and Times of Olaf Breuning

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 12:34 PM

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Olaf Breuning is fascinated with the idea of capturing contemporary social dynamics and expressing his point of view about life in a very simple way. The evidence is in his magical, humorous, and immersive solo show that opened...

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Misaki Kawai's Soulful Neo Expressionism

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 3:43 PM

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I saw Misaki Kawai's work for the first time in 2004 when one of her pieces was part of a group show at Deitch Projects, the coolest New York City contemporary art gallery at the time. I remember clearly that instinctive...

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Ron Arad in Reverse

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 5:48 PM

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A heated topic of the last couple of years has been that which brings to the surface the dichotomy of where the line of art and design merges and how we are finding an increasing group of fearless artists/designers who are...

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Snarkitecture in Black and White

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 2:12 PM

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For a person like me, who thrives in bold color combinations and patterns, it's fair to say that the monochromatic black and white palette that is almost always used by Snarkitecture took me out of my comfort zone -- and captivated me. Daniel...

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Jacob Hashimoto's Skyfarm Fortress

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 3:04 PM

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Jacob Hashimoto constructed a 34-foot-tall three-dimensional building inside of Mary Boone Gallery on 24th Street. More than 15,000 kites hang from the ceiling -- there are circles, squares and hexagons, some multicolored with designs and patterns, some in solid...

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The Relief of Matthew Palladino

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 10:52 AM

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I discovered Matthew Palladino's work by chance and then immediately went to see his latest solo show at Garth Greenan Gallery in Chelsea. What I found there was a fantastic group of eight panels that smartly and playfully blur...

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Long Live the Legacy of Keith Haring: An Interview With Julia Gruen, Executive Director of the Keith Haring Foundation

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 3:25 PM

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This month in New York we have the rare opportunity to see a Keith Haring exhibition that opened on May 3 at the Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea, and which will run until June 14. The show is comprised of eight large...

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Ai Weiwei's Show at the Brooklyn Museum and the Power of Self-Expression -- An Exclusive Video Interview

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 2:59 PM

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Ai Weiwei is an extraordinary man, architect, artist and activist. He is a true cultural provocateur, who works with passion, determination and conviction. His controversial status stems in part from wanting to tell the truth about the political regimen in China, and the...

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Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion and Design

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 1:39 PM

Adriana Kertzer is a multifaceted author who earned an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons, The New School For Design, a J.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Brown University. She is currently a member of the curatorial team of the Museum...

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The Narrative of Life Through Tattoos and Art -- a Visit to Scott Campbell's Studio

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 3:24 PM

When I was on my way to visit contemporary artist Scott Campbell's studio in Brooklyn in the middle of a frigid afternoon, I wondered if he was one of those tough tattoo parlor guys, wearing leather and speaking with a southern twang (Campbell was born and raised in...

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David LaChapelle's Art and Awareness Through LAND SCAPE

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 5:09 PM

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One of the most compelling features of David LaChapelle, as an artist and as a person, is the ability to navigate from the Hollywood celebrity scene to the New York contemporary art circuit with ease. I have been following...

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Alex Prager is Not Another Face in the Crowd

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 12:08 PM

I became acquainted with Alex Prager's highly cinematic photographs about five years ago and I immediately knew she was on to something big. The saturated colors, the sharpness of the images, the composition of her pieces, and the combination of old Hollywood glamour and timelessness called my attention and that...

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Art Basel Miami Beach Behind-the-Scenes: Installing a Booth With Contemporary Artist Luis Gispert

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 5:03 PM

People, collectors, onlookers, art advisers and even some artists never get to see the behind-the-scenes activities that happen at the Miami Beach Convention Center the day before the VIP Preview of Art Basel Miami Beach opens to a few select guests the first Wednesday morning of each December....

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Lady Gaga and Jeff Koons' ArtRave - What Does It Mean for the Art World?

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 2:22 PM

A few weeks ago I got an email with an invitation for an "ArtRave" party hosted by Lady Gaga and Jeff Koons. Although quite mysterious, and indicating that further details were to be revealed closer to the actual date of the party, the whole thing seemed like a lot of...

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Why Beauty Matters

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 8:37 PM

There are some fundamental pillars that help support what I do: I help my clients develop contemporary art collections, I design spaces where such art is displayed, I use my creativity to mix furniture pieces and accents both old and new, bringing the tastes of my...

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How to Rotate the Display of an Art Collection

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 9:14 AM

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Same space, three different styles based on the art.

A few days ago I wondered, prompted by a friend's question, if I was an art hoarder more than an art collector. Well, my answer is that, basically, I'm out of walls in my...

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Does Your Home Match Your Life?

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 11:18 AM

A stellar college degree -- check. A great first out-of-college job -- check. A stimulating grad school -- check. A fabulous career -- check. Today, many men and women spend their lives building up extraordinary professions and businesses, checking off an imaginary list as they go on to earn all...

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A Guide To The Best Flea Markets In The World (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 3:42 PM

I have always subscribed to the idea that a house needs old things, pieces with history that bring soul. A home should be curated and flea markets are great places to find soulful pieces and treasured accents: usually with hundreds, if not thousands, of stalls that include all...

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