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Fall Jewels: Off the Walls


Fall Jewels: Off the Walls

By Romy Oltuski and Amanda Alagem
Harper's Bazaar, Sep 10, 2015

From afar, Beth Katleman's three-dimensional porcelain "wallpapers" evoke the rococo opulence of 18th-century Versailles—toile de Jouy brought to life. Step closer, though, and the Brooklyn artist's sinister humor begins to peek through, her pastoral gardens revealed to be constellations of flea market kitsch, inhabited by mischievous characters cast from squeaky toys and dismembered figurines. That's the delight—and wit—of Katleman's work, which falls somewhere between critique of and paean to frivolity, and hangs on the walls of Dior's Hong Kong flagship.

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