The Bard Graduate Center presents "Eileen Gray: Creating a Total Work of Art," the first major American exhibition in 40 years to examine the work of Eileen Gray, the iconic modernist designer and architect. Curated by Cloé Pitiot with assistance from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the show will feature never-before exhibited furniture as well as other aspects of Gray’s design work, including archival materials from Gray’s best-known buildings. Also on view will be newly discovered materials on Gray‘s architectural projects in France, reinforcing her standing as a gifted architect and shedding new light on her ideas about architecture, interiors, design, and landscape. A richly illustrated catalogue edited by Ms. Pitiot and published by Bard Graduate Center Gallery and Yale University Press will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition opens on February 29, 2020 and will run through July 12, 2020.
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of e.1027, a gala dinner will take place on the terraces of Eileen Gray's modernist villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on June 15, 2019. There will be a raffle and a small charity auction to raise funds for the final stages of the restoration.
We regret to inform you that our beloved colleague Frederieke Taylor has passed away. A dedicated member of the art world community, Frederieke was active in architectural and non-profit circles and ran an eponymous contemporary art and design gallery. In 1998 Frederieke was instrumental in the creation of Friends of e.1027, from which time she served as Vice President. We will be forever grateful for her assistance and generosity. Our sadness and grief are comforted by our memories of her vibrant spirit, style and brilliance. We honor her life’s work and send our condolences to her family and friends.
FRIENDS OF E-1027 20th-ANNIVERSARY TRIP DETAILS
The Mediterranean Villa: From Antiquity to Modernism
June 7–10, 2018
Please join Friends of E-1027 as we celebrate 20 years and the successful restoration of Eileen Gray’s villa with a festive trip to Roquebrune and the French Riviera. We will learn the history of the villa from classical to modern times and visit architecturally important villas, including private access to several privately-owned villas, not ordinarily open to the public. The highlight will be a Gala Dinner at E-1027 on the terrace overlooking Monaco Bay.
Friends of E.1027 & Christie's present a benefit auction supporting the restoration of Eileen Gray's E.1027.
Join us for an evening celebrating the life and work of Eileen Gray. To support the ongoing restoration of E.1027, Gray's seminal modernist villa in the south of France, we will be offering approximately 20 lots across a variety of media, with the proceeds directly benefiting E.1027.
Philippe Garner, auctioneer
Christie's, Rockefeller Plaza, New York
December 16, 2015, 6:30 PM
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Monday April 13 at 6:30 PM at the New York School of Interior Design for "Eileen Gray: Why Now?" A panel discussion consisting of Cloé Pitiot, curator at the Centre Pompidou; Jennifer Goff, Eileen Gray scholar and curator at the National Museum of Ireland; Adriana Friedman from DeLorenzo Gallery; and our very own Sandra Gering. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here: http://nysid.edu/news-
A limited edition set of prints by Julian Lennon will be unveiled by Sandra Gering Inc. on behalf of fine art publishers Stoney Road Press and Friends of e.1027. This original set of portrait stills of The Price of Desire cast in character includes an introduction by and portrait of Julian Lennon. Complete sets of 15 prints are available, as well as individual prints. Proceeds will directly benefit the restoration of Eileen Gray's solarium at e.1027. Read Julian's personal statement about this project on Stoney Road Press' website here.
The Price of Desire, the much anticipated feature film by director Mary McGuckian, explores the amazing life story of Eileen Gray. "More than a movie, more of a movement," explains McGuckian, the film shares the controversial story of how Le Corbusier effaced and defaced Eileen Gray's moral right to be recognized as the author of her work and alludes to a larger universal female experience while cinematically evoking the essential aesthetic of Eileen Gray. Starring Orla Brady as Eileen Gray and featuring Francesco Scianna and Vincent Perez, with Alanis MOrrissette and Dominique Pinon, The Price of Desire will premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in March 2015.
Gray Matters is the story of Eileen Gray, the 20th Century artist whose vision, imagination and sensibility changed the way we live, within both houses and their furniture. The documentary is a historical, scholarly and cinematic investigation of the life of one of the most significant, but otherwise little known contemporary artists.
Gray's work will be included at a new permanent furniture gallery at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.
The Centre Pompidou is also currently holding a major retrospective on Eileen Gray. The show includes several period rooms, including e.1027.