New Film for the RISD Museum: The Pleasures of Ownership

Trailer for "The Pleasures of Ownership"

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To accompany the exhibition, Raid the Icebox Now with Beth Katleman, I'm pleased to announce a new film collaboration and digital publication for the RISD Museum. The film follows two "citizen experts" on a tour of the recently discovered Games of Chance Room. In the lavish details of this porcelain room, a scandal comes to light.

Raid the Icebox Now with Beth Katleman: Games of Chance Opens at the RISD Museum

November 8, 2019 - 2021

What if a period room exposed a collector’s misdeeds instead of burnishing his or her reputation? "Games of Chance" at the RISD Museum examines the life of esteemed antiquarian Charles Pendleton, whose scandals included compulsive gambling and an unnamed “indiscretion with a female” that caused his expulsion from Yale. Reflecting Pendleton’s dual nature, the room’s ornate motifs evoke both high rococo art and low 1950’s kitsch. Comprised of nearly 10,000 elements cast in porcelain from my collection of tchotchkes and figurines, "Games of Chance" highlights the contrast between public and private personas, beneath the veneer of a period room.

Profiled in Peter Marino: Art Architecture

I am honored that Peter Marino included a chapter on my art installation for the Christian Dior Flagship in Hong Kong in his new book, Peter Marino: Art Architecture. The book profiles artists that Marino has commissioned to create site-specific art works for luxury retailers worldwide, including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

One of Architectural Digest's Top Picks from the Winter Antiques Show


I am proud that Architectural Digest chose my White Rabbit mirror as one of the best pieces from the 2017 Winter Antiques Show.

Christie's Chooses White Rabbit as one of the Highlights of the 2017 Winter Antiques Show

Wendy Moonan of the New York Times selected White Rabbit as one of the top 10 pieces in the Winter Antiques show on the Christie's Auction House blog.

Christian Dior London!

Thrilled to report that Christian Dior has commissioned me to create a large-scale installation for their London flagship store!