I recently wrote of the pain I experience when I see large, decorative, interior items. The chest ache becomes unbearable, simply because these items cannot return with me to motherland. 1950’s art deco mirrors, the many antique, perfectly worn brown leather club chairs and lets not get into the numerous chandeliers that will never been mine.
Yesterday I stumbled across yet another large, must have item in the form of a gorgeous, mounted canvas by a very talented Parisian Illustrator know as Michel Canetti. After much deliberation and “how could this be done?” style conversations with myself, I returned to my small, dark, underground London dwelling 'canvasless' and sad.
Just when I thought all hope had been lost, a beam of light shone from the deep, dark, depths of the world wide web. I was informed that a) Mr Canetti specialises in advertising for women’s fashion, classing Louis Vuitton as a previous client (very nice) and b) has left his beloved homeland and now resides in the (equally as stylish) city of Melbourne – that’s right friends, Melbourne, Australia, home of the original Australian Fashion Week, the illustrious Kylie Minogue, the street of all streets Chapel and now Michel Canetti, one of France’s leading fashion illustrators – Bingo.
I’ve considered ordering on line, do you think my parents would mind storing two 42 x 58 cm mounted illustrations of women in big hats in our family home? Just until my visa runs out? All for the sake of the art right?