By Maira Kalman
PHOTOGRAPHS of dancers. And of Dandies. And DOGS.
ABRAHAM LINCON'S PocKet WaTch.
NAPS. BREAThS. Trees.
INgo MauReR'S LAMP.
These are SOME of MY FAVOURITE things.
BOOK. FISH. SUIT. TIME. MOTHER. FATHER. LIFE.
Everything is part of Everything.
We Live, We BlunDER.
LOVE UNiTES US
- Maira Kalman
On 12.12.2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, will reopen to the public after a major multiyear renovation. To commemorate the reopening, beloved artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman will curate the inaugural exhibit of its Collection Selects
To accompany the exhibit, Kalman has created this gorgeous volume-with more than 50 original paintings-that follows in the highly innovative vein of her bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style
In her words, the exhibition is about “falling in love with a group of objects”; “the preciousness of time”; and the realization that “many of the most important memories in your life will be populated by the most seemingly unimportant objects. A chair. A bowl.”