May 2023 City Notes

May 2023 City Notes

  • Patricia Isen
  • 05/2/23
May 2023 CityNotes
​​​​​​​Mother's Day
Happy May!
I love May! Happy Birthday to all fellow Taureans! Hopefully, the enormous amount of rain is going to bring incredibly many flowers!
This Month I am celebrating the exciting opening of the new and improved Tiffany's Flagship on 57th & Fifth. As part of the celebration, I have included a group of potential Mother's Day Gifts from the icon Elsa Peretti! Elsa Peretti designed jewelry and home products, all of which are timeless and relevant to the present day. Make sure to go to the new Tiffany's.
For some reason, at the moment, I am also completely OBSESSED with decorative Candle Tapers and Candlesticks. There is no rhyme or reason for this, but simply they feel like they are having a moment! I adore them. I have included a range of painted, shaped, and carved candles with an assortment of candle holders. I truly love each one! Go onto the Bable website and enjoy all the fun designs they offer. I adore these as a Mother's Day Gift!
​​​​​​​In terms of Art....May is choc-a-block with Art Fairs and New Art Shows! So much fun..... The art fairs start at different dates, so make sure to take note of that. From the new Luc Tuymans Show to Mark Bradford...All will NOT disappoint!
I have some new exclusives coming to market at the beginning of May, which are spectacular, so look out for those. We have some incredible deals for 1 bedroom Pied a-terres or starter apartments. Take a look! 
Have a beautiful month!
Reach out for any questions, comments, or just to say hi!
Be Safe!
Let's always come from love in a safe world filled with acceptance & patience!
Much Love to you & your families,
The Armory
May 11 Invitation
May 12-16
As the world’s most prestigious and vibrant art market, New York City provides the ideal setting for a TEFAF fair outside of Maastricht. This is the eighth edition of TEFAF New York at the Park Avenue Armory, May 12–16, 2023. The historic Park Avenue Armory is a prime Manhattan location and setting for the world’s leading art dealers to showcase their work. TEFAF New York will also include a concurrent edition of TEFAF Online with a selection of the masterpieces on display at the Armory, alongside Programming, Stories, and other content from the TEFAF community.
The Shed
May 17-21
Frieze New York is a leading international art fair launched in 2012. Christine Messineo is the Director of Frieze New York and Frieze Los Angeles. Frieze New York brings together the world’s leading galleries to showcase ambitious solo, group and themed presentations by pioneering artists and offers the opportunity to not only discover up-and-coming talent but also engage with some of art history’s most important figures.  The fair returns to The Shed in Manhattan from May 17 – 21, 2023. Frieze New York will feature over 65 major galleries with a strong representation from New York, celebrating the creative spirit of the city. The Focus section will also return, supporting galleries operating twelve years and under to present solo presentations by today’s most significant artists.
Spring Studios
6 St Johns Lane
Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 10 AM – 8 PM (By invitation only)
Friday, May 12, 2023 | 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 11 AM – 6 PM
Independent New York was established in 2010, as a consciously scaled art fair focused on inspiring relevant art encounters for a well-informed and devoted Contemporary Art audience. Independent 20th Century premiered in 2022 to champion artists and international avant-garde movements that took place between 1900-2000 in a historical setting (the Battery Maritime Building was built in 1908).
I -54
Manhattanville Factory District – 439 W 127th Street
VIP & Press Preview
Thursday 18th May 11am-7pm
Open Dates
Friday 19th May 11am-7pm
Saturday 20th May 11am-7pm
Sunday 21st May 11am-5pm
Founded in 2013 by Touria El Glaoui, 1-54 is the first and only international fair dedicated to contemporary African art. With three editions per year—in London, New York, and Marrakech—as well as an annual pop-up fair in Paris, 1-54 is the leading global art fair committed to providing visibility to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Striving to promote a community of diverse perspectives, including evolving interpretations of the diasporic experience, 1-54 features leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art alongside artists talks, panel discussions, and a Special Projects programme. The fair’s name draws reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent. year’s New York edition features a total of 26 galleries hailing from across Africa, Europe, and the U.S.—from Nevlunghavn to Cape Town and Los Angeles to Lagos, presenting the work of over 80 artists from Africa and its diaspora.
in Honor
Tiffany ReOpening
Homage to Elsa Peretti
Drinking Glasses Elsa Peretti
Peretti’s Thumbprint design is one of her most famous creation.
Pumpkin Box Elsa Peretti
Elsa Peretti silver box with black cord.
Elsa Peretti Bean design Pendant
Elsa Peretti’s iconic Bean design is a symbol of life’s origins. A beautifully humble form, the bean’s simple shape, natural contours, and smoothness always appealed to her. The sculptural, organic collection captures her signature talent for creating irresistibly tactile objects that remind us of the beauty inherent in nature. Peretti’s fine silk Bean designs feature a handwoven net and tassel crafted by Japanese artisans.
Mesh Earrings Elsa Peretti
The form is malleable and ergonomic in the way it drapes over the body's contours. Earrings in 18k gold with round brilliant diamonds.
Open Heart Hoops Elsa Peretti
Timeless open heart hoops in gold
Bottle Jug Pendant Elsa peretti
One of Elsa Peretti's first jewelry designs. Pendant in hand-carved green jade. On an 18k gold chain. 26" long. The jug is open and can hold a flower.
​​​​​​​Decorative Candles
English Fruit Candles
English Fruit Candles
Hand poured from beeswax, this candle has a soft honeycomb scent. Natural and renewable, beeswax has a longer, cleaner burn than traditional candles. When lit, it emits negative ions that cleanse the air of dust, pollen, and toxins - like a beautiful, natural air purifier! And to top it off, beeswax is also believed to help boost creativity and a better night’s sleep.
Oaxacan Floral Candle
Traditionally used for celebrations; can be burned or used as a decorative object. Each flower is carefully shaped by hand. These candles are creatively made from inspirations deriving from Mexican culture. 
Hay Pastel Candles
With their original shapes and extensive palette, HAY Candles aren’t just for burning – they add a sculptural element to tablescapes on their own. Made in Italy, they come in twisted, conical, or spiral variants in a wide range of colors. Sets of 6.
Sweet Pea Candle
Sweet Pea
How perfect is the sweet pea decorative candle! ADORE!
542 WEST 22ND ST
Hauser & Wirth presents ‘You Don’t Have to Tell Me Twice,’ a major solo exhibition by Mark Bradford filling the entirety of the gallery’s 22nd Street building. The artist’s first show in New York since 2015 features a deeply personal exploration of the multifaceted nature of displacement and the predatory forces that feed on populations driven into motion by crisis. Primarily known for his unique style of ‘social abstraction,’ Bradford turns his attention toward figures, including his own, of flora and fauna—predators and prey—that move within dense, dreamlike abstracted landscapes, masses of material, color, and line.
May 4–June 24
522 West 21st Street
Gagosian is pleased to announce Avedon 100, an exhibition to open on May 4, 2023, at 522 West 21st Street, New York, in celebration of the centenary of Richard Avedon’s birth. Almost 150 celebrated artists, designers, musicians, writers, curators, and fashion world representatives were asked to select a photograph by Avedon and elaborate on the ways in which images and artists have made an impact on them. Participants include Hilton Als, Naomi Campbell, Elton John, Spike Lee, Sally Mann, Polly Mellen, Kate Moss, Chloë Sevigny, Taryn Simon, Christy Turlington, and Jonas Wood.
​​​​​​​April 4th - December 3rd, 2023
For more than twenty-five years, Cecily Brown (b. 1969) has transfixed viewers with sumptuous color, bravura brushwork, and complex narratives that relate to some of Western art history’s grandest and oldest themes. After moving to New York from London in the 1990s, she revived painting for a new generation alongside a handful of other artists—many of them also women—at the very moment critics were questioning its import and relevance. The first full-fledged museum survey of Brown’s work in New York since she made the city her home, Cecily Brown: Death and the Maid assembles a select group of some fifty paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, and monotypes from across her career to explore the intertwined themes of still life, memento mori, mirroring, and vanitas—symbolic depictions of human vanity or life’s brevity—that have propelled her dynamic and impactful practice for decades.
​​​​​​​MAY 11TH -JUNE 17TH
David Zwirner is pleased to present new paintings by Belgian artist Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) on view at the gallery’s West 20th Street location in New York. One of the most important painters working today, Tuymans pioneered a distinctive style of figurative painting beginning in the 1980s that has been singularly influential to his peers as well as subsequent generations of artists. Tuymans has been represented by David Zwirner since 1994; this is the celebrated artist’s seventeenth show with the gallery and his first solo exhibition in the United States since 2016.
for the
Decorative Candles
Lola Schnable
This may be my new favorite gift and piece of art!
Pols Potten Drip Candlestick by Pascal Smelik
The Drip Candle Holder by Pascal Smelik for POLSPOTTEN is a marvel in design. Designer Pascal Smelik is fascinated by the concept of deformity. The Drip Candle Holder is inspired by that very fascination. The fun and elegant design invites you to light up the room, use it as part of your evening table décor, or as a stand-alone object – try combining multiple Drip Candle Holders in various sizes, the effect is pure magic.
Flare Candleholder is crafted out of colored, mouth-blown glass and features tinted rims that catch the eye, as well as a raised cup-shaped to hold a candle and a lower tray for easy handling.

Delicate yet sturdy borosilicate glass candle holder.
Pols Potten Apple Tree Candle Holder
The Apple Tree Candle Holder is a plated aluminium piece inspired by the traditional forest trees of Sweden. This exceptional design provides a look and feels that is far from ordinary and pairs beautifully with any seasonal décor. Make a statement with the Apple Tree Candle Holder.
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