Last night we visited Anthropologie's gallery at the Rockefeller Center retail store to check out the newest finds by Keith Johnson, whose international shopping trips are documented in the TV series Man Shops Globe. He curates these shows to bring attention to talented artists who are yet unknown to the American market. This month, Anthropologie hosts works by Swedish porcelain artists Maria Larsson and Maria Olevik.
Larsson and Olevik are superstars in their native land, creating illuminated sculptures out of bone china in lifelike detail. The process begins with making molds of real objects like books and birds, which are then covered with a thin layer of porcelain and baked at high temperatures. In Sweden, the Marias did an installation of their work in an abandoned house in the woods, and this New York show aims to replicate the feeling of that environment with shabby furniture pieces selected by Keith Johnson. Photographs of the home adorn the walls as well to further influence the mood of the gallery.
If you'd like to see these pieces for yourself, head on over to Anthropologie at 50 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan.
To check out our last post on these events featuring Thai sculptor Ajan Daeng, click here.
Images: Annie Werbler