Prepare to lighten or brighten winter’s gloom. From warm white to cool purple accents, have fun decorating, strutting and admiring.
Face of love. French sculptor Albert-ErnestCarrier-Belleuse carved this glorious marble “Bust of Flora” around 1875, along with about 14 others. It might seem a bit obsessive, but the repetition makes sense knowing the subject — Flora — was his mistress. And, although he’s recognized as a founding member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, he’s probably better known for his choice in assistants, which included Auguste Rodin. Offered locally by Upper Road West, the bust was acquired from a private collection in the southern French city of Perpignan. Apart from being signed, this version still rests on its original base, unlike the one in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (gifted by local artist Michael Standefer in 2018). Inquire for pricing. 23 Ross Common, Ross. upperroadwest.com