The worlds of fine art and high fashion collide with “Sanguine” at Elisabeth Weinstock’s West Hollywood flagship. The LA-based exotic skins purveyor joined forces with art connoisseurs Richard Scarry and Chippy Coates of Coates & Scarry to curate the art exhibition, which is on view now through February 9, 2014. “Sanguine” features the dynamic works of artists like Natalie Shua, Marco Mazzoni, Deedee Cheriel, and more.
“It enhances and inspires me everyday,” Weinstock says of the role art plays in her life. Artistic in her own right, she tells us her designs are her “personal expression of art.” Weinstock and Coates & Scarry’s mutual love for art led to the collaboration—a process she describes as “a great amount of fun [and] a lot of laughs.”
While browsing the store, patrons will discover pieces like Melâ€…Ferrer'sâ€…Nightmare byâ€…Pureâ€…Evil, a take on an iconic image of Audrey Hepburn that shows the actress in tears. Rose Sanderson’s Desire features a winged human heart, while Dan Baldwin’s colorful and cartoonish flair is showcased in his Lost Souls piece. Weinstock’s favorite, though, is Carlo Cane’s Mutation II. “Butterflies are symbolic for me,” she says. “I love nature, architecture, and design.”
Weinstock really brings the partnership full-circle by enlisting two of the featured artists, Baldwin and Carne Griffiths, to use her bestselling Tokyo cross-body bag as a canvas. The result is two bags that showcase each artist’s unique graphic and colorful aesthetic. While Baldwin’s iteration is boldly infused with red and orange hues and his signature cartoon-like images, Griffiths’ creation features blue and white feather-like strokes with pink accents starkly set against a black backdrop. Both collaborative purses are available exclusively at Weinstock’s LA flagship. 8159 W. Third St., West Hollywood, 323-655-3000