LACMA Adds an Art Nouveau Oddity

Carel Adolph Lion Cachet, Portfolio Stand, about 1903

LACMA's Decorative Arts and Design and Committee managed to hold its annual meeting by Zoom and acquire all eight of the objects offered. Descriptions are on the museum's Unframed blog

The greatest historical rarity is a 1903 Portfolio Stand by Carel Adolph Lion Cachet (1864-1945), a proponent of Dutch Art Nouveau. Cachet liked lions so much he added Lion to his name and snarling felines to his furniture, ceramics, and wallpapers. About 1903 he produced an exuberantly weird Portfolio Stand to hold an album of photographic reproductions of work by Rembrandt. Shortly thereafter Lion Cachet made three related but different portfolio stands. The original, with Rembrandt's initials, was sold at Christie's in 2015. Two others are owned by the Rijksmuseum and the Wolfsonian, Miami Beach.

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Building Project: September 4 Update
September 4, 2020
Editors
The following work will be conducted next week:

Major structural demolition of the Ahmanson Building continues.
Removal of the foundation of the Art of the Americas Building will be complete.
Batch concrete plant has been installed for concrete production for new foundation piles.
Trenching and site utilities installations north of Wilshire Boulevard will be complete.
Shoring system installations and excavation at the Spaulding Lot continue.

https://unframed.lacma.org/2020/09/04/building-project-september-4-update
Anonymous said…
Building Project: September 11 Update
September 11, 2020
Editors
The following work will be conducted next week:

Shoring installations and excavation at the Spaulding Lot continue.
Major structural demolition of the Ahmanson Building continues.
Removal of foundations of the Art of the Americas Building continues.
Trenching and site utilities installations north of Wilshire Boulevard have been completed.
Remaining grading for foundations piles installation north of Wilshire Boulevard will be completed.

https://unframed.lacma.org/2020/09/11/building-project-september-11-update
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