About ARTISSEUR™

ARTISSEUR looks to the future drawing inspiration from the past; a concept of social and cultural affinity where art, architecture, nature and community coexist.


 

THE ART

In ARTISSEUR, we decline formalities of art viewing, and support a coexistence with architecture and nature. We innervate enthusiasm for art through exhibitions with innovative artists and designers; collaborative curations and retrospectives; catalogs, books, and lively dialogue in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

Our exhibitions include artists and designers who are doing important work but may have been overlooked or underrepresented. We also present established or re-emerging artists, as well as remarkable works held by visionary collectors. At times, we have philanthropic ties to our engagements, partner with other art or architecture-focused organizations, and have off-site exhibitions. 

Please visit our EXHIBITIONS and SALONS page for upcoming dates.


THE ARCHITECTURE

In 1958, Richard Dorman completed an experimental structure with a bold, hyperbolic paraboloid roof constructed of posts and beams, and large expanses of glass adjoining nature. Today, his avant-garde masterpiece remains largely original.

Although he won over 25 national and regional awards, made the cover of Life magazine in 1963, and was elected to Southern California AIA's prestigious College of Fellows (FAIA), a half century later Dorman is one of the under-represented of exceptional mid-century Los Angeles architects, in large part because much of his archives were destroyed.

ARTISSEUR advances the opportunity to view one of Dorman's important achievements firsthand, while the vanguard spirit of his architecture provides an unparalleled historic setting for ARTISSEUR's art exhibitions and salons.

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THE SALONS

The ARTISSEUR salon is where intellectuals, writers, collectors, architects, artists and enthusiasts passionate about the topics presented, have authentic experiences and a lively exchange of ideas in a private atmosphere.

Our salon gatherings are inspired by the artist and writer gatherings of Gertrude Stein's 27 rue de Fleurus (had it been just a few blocks closer to the Jardin du Luxembourg) or in the early, mid-century spirit of the informal New York School of artists who gathered for readings and discussions, or even Warhol's Factory (without the debauchery.)

Please visit our EXHIBITIONS and SALONS page for upcoming dates.