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Ralph Pucci 'WALL'

Ralph Pucci WALL

Using walls as a forum for art whether it is through painting, photography, sculpture or lighting, WALL exposes the art lover to a new format of unique expression and design in a way that is “translatable' inspiration to the contemporary home.


Aware that art is a refection of popular culture, Ralph Pucci is known as an international innovator and pioneer in the synergy between the worlds of art, design, fashion, and commerce, through the establishment of is international design galleries throughout the world.

Here, in WALL, Ralph Pucci surveys the incredible and outside-the-box concept that is a lynchpin of these incredibly eclectic environments. Over the last seventeen years Ralph Pucci has collaborated with Malcolm Hill, and Deborah Turbeville, as well as supporting a select group of furniture designers Patrick Naggar, and Paul Mathieu to create the signature wall murals that become the core of Pucci style and spirit.

WALL has been created to expose the art lover to a new format of expression and to the design aficionado to the concept that art can perform in totally new ways in every environment. It is no surprise that Elle Decor magazine compared Pucci to Lorenzo de’ Medici and Sergei Diaghilev for building a layered and complex mixed media art environment unlike any other.

Publisher Glitterati (November 16, 2011)

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Ralph Pucci 'WALL' Reviews

Ralph Pucci WALL

'Wall' is not merely a painted canvas or a musical score. “Wall' is a Pucci masterpiece.

Prof. Eric Feigenbaum, Chair of Visual Merchandising, LIM College
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Every three months or so, the exhibit changes, so the wall gets repainted with a new mural replacing the old one. They’re gone but not forgotten: over two decades of the fleeting wall art has been documented in a book called “Wall' (Glitterati Inc.), compiled by Pucci and his close associate Ken Smart, and launching Wednesday with a party at the showroom.

Womens Wear Daily, October 2011
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The 'Wall' is temporary, like a flower in bloom.

Lauren Ho, Wallpaper, November 2011
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There is one constant in the world of luxury furniture in New York City and beyond. That is Ralph Pucci’s 30,000-square-foot furniture and art showroom on the ninth and 12th floors of 44 W. 18th St. Every time you walk in, whether it’s for a party (where anyone can attend) or a walk-through, you will have your mind blown.

New York Daily News,  November 2011
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Ralph Pucci 'SHOW'

Ralph Pucci SHOW

This book is the first collection of 15 years of “shows' at the now-famous New York City gallery, Pucci International, where art, furniture, design and mannequins meet.


With names like Andree Putman, Ruben Toledo, Christy Turlington, and Kenny Scharf as the talent that collaborates, cooperates and converges with the brilliant orchestration of Ralph Pucci, a new form of exhibition has been created. Drawing some of the biggest and most interested crowds of viewers from the commercial and art worlds alike, according to Ralph, “…mannequins should be elegant, modern, edgy and hip; furniture should be eternal, exquisitely made, something cherished forever; and art should make you think. A successful SHOW should be a combination of all three.'

For Ralph Pucci, the “show' begins in 1954 when his parents open a mannequin repair shop in the basement of their Mt. Vernon, New York, home. Over the next 22 years, the repair business grows into a successful company repairing mannequins in the New York Metropolitan area, moving to 20th Street in New York City. When Ralph Pucci, the current director, joined the family business in 1976, he hired a sculptor to start to make original mannequins, and it all took off from there.

Publisher Glitterati (July 16, 2009)

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Ralph Pucci 'SHOW' Reviews

Ralph Pucci SHOW

'Inspiration is thick on the shelves this season as decorators and design impresarios past and present become the subjects of glossy new titles.

Town & Country October 2009
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An astonishing series of exhibitions that he chronicles in this intriguing book, made visually glorious by Antoine Bootz, one of Met Home's favorite contributing photographers.

Metropolitan Home, December 2009
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Furniture should be eternal, exquisitely made, something cherished forever. Art should make you think.' Why We Love It: Antoine Bootz' striking images of the mannequins, furniture and art of Kenny Scharf, Anna Sui, Kevin Waltz and many more...

Luxe Magazine, September 2009
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Pucci - Whose own design aesthetic is spare, sophisticated, modern and minimalist - has helped advance many careers, including Thai illustrator Sirichai, whom he asked to paint a mural for his showroom. Sirichai had never painted a mural and expressed reluctance with the assignment. 'Don't worry,' said Pucci. 'If we don't like it, we'll just paint over it.

' Not surprisingly, Sirichai nailed the study on his first shot. His representation of the human form graces the cover of 'SHOW'

VMSD,  August 2009
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Ralph Pucci can throw a party. Combining mannequins, furniture and art into huge events attended by thousands of people, Pucci has wowed the home design industry for almost two decades. He's done most of it from three 15,000 square-foot loft-like floors on W. 18th St. off Sixth Ave. Andy Warhol and David Byrne hung in the loft.

New York Daily News,  July 2009
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Ralph Pucci and Ruben Toledo 'Collaboration'

Ralph Pucci and Ruben Toledo Collaboration

“Historic” is how the new Ruben Toledo -Ralph Pucci furniture collaboration is described by N.Y. Magazine design editor Wendy Goodman.


Ruben Toledo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1961. He is at once a painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler - critic, and surrealist wit. The changing posture of fashion and the body language of style are two of his constant obsessions which appear as major themes in his body of work.

“The greatest fashion illustrator chronicling our time, Toledo is the artist who gives us the vocabulary and the unforgettable images that meld fashion at its most ephemeral and impressionable with style at its most abiding”’ writes Richard Martin, the legendary late curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in the introduction to Toledo’s book “Style Dictionary”.

Ruben Toledo designed his first mannequin, the now iconic Toledo Bird for Ralph Pucci in 1988 and continues to this day to work on ground breaking collaborations. The latest instalment in the Toledo -Pucci dialogue is a new limited edition hand painted furniture collection which is one part art object, one part minimal furniture. The clean and precise lines of the objects are surprisingly softened and animated by Toledo’s imaginative brushstrokes,
bringing them to life.

Toledo’s work has been on exhibit throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the MOMU in Antwerp, as well as several one man shows and exhibitions around the world .


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Ralph Pucci 'COLLABORATION' Reviews

Collaboration

'Historic' is how the new Ruben Toledo - Ralph Pucci furniture collaboration is described by N.Y. Magazine design editor Wendy Goodman

New York Magazine October 2012

'The greatest fashion illustrator chronicling our time, Toledo is the artist who gives us the vocabulary and the unforgettable images that meld fashion at its most ephemeral and impressionable with style at its most abiding”’ writes Richard Martin, the legendary late curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in the introduction to Toledo’s book “Style Dictionary'.

Richard Martin

Ralph Pucci and David Storey 'The Architecture of Indifference'

Ralph Pucci and David Storey

Storey makes paintings, drawings, and prints and he has been engaged in the intersection between image, abstraction and pictoralism throughout his career. His combination of rich, invented color and quirky figuration has resulted in an idiomatic, highly stylized approach to picture making.


Originally from California, David Storey has been living and working in New York since 1980. He has exhibited with Jay Gorney Modern Art and Hirshl and Adler Modern, among others, he has also participated in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work is represented in many public, private, and corporate collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Fogg Art Museum at Havered University. Storey has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, residency fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and he Recived a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting in 2010.

Storey makes paintings, drawings, and prints and he has been engaged in the intersection between image, abstraction and pictoralism throughout his career. His combination of rich, invented color and quirky figuration has resulted in an idiomatic, highly stylized approach to picture making.



THE ARCHITECTURE OF INDIFFERENCE

Indifference evaporated the moment we first saw our own reflections in still water. That was when we discovered self image and our appearance as others saw us. This led to a world of grooming, clothing and self expression. Style was born. When Ralph Pucci smoothed over the eyes of his mannequins and deprived them of the symbolic power of sight and self-sight, a door opened that let in the powers of nature to reassert a new indifference to the superficial aspects of appearance. The true reality of appearance transcends the circumstantial details of the casual choice of dress and adornment. the ‘GUY’ mannequins posses an inner vision, the inherent confidence to be fashionable and at ease within themselves no matter how they have been dressed, decorated or posed. Their innate indifference has been rebuilt, they are perfect in their possession of beauty, not intimidated by its reflection. For similar reasons the GUY mannequins interact seamlessly with David Storey’s abstract natural forms, where meaning is fused with simplification.



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