Thursday, October 12, 2017

Collectors: Another Vreeland at home with her family treasures

Show Us Your Walls
By Ted Loos
Lisa Immordino Vreeland at home in her art-filled apartment in Manhattan. Above her, from left: Etienne Drian’s sketch for a mural of the decorator Elsie de Wolfe jumping across the Atlantic; a Cindy Sherman photo from her “Untitled (Towelhead)” series; and a Diana Vreeland gouache by Cecil Beaton. Credit Adrienne Grunwald for The New York Times
NEW YORK---A famous last name is handy for getting restaurant reservations, but it’s even better if you can use it to create art. In 2011, Lisa Immordino Vreeland made a documentary, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” and wrote a book of the same name about the renowned Vogue editor who was the grandmother of her husband, Alexander Vreeland, a fashion executive. Family ties gave her unusual access to archival material. The aesthetic of [her] collection is very spare,  black-and-white photos and drawings. "I suppose I could use more color. I’ve collected photography over the years, but the Cindy Sherman photo here is from her “Untitled (Towelhead)” series, and it was a gift from the dealer David Maupin. The Diana Vreeland gouache by Cecil Beaton was something my husband inherited." [More]