Hudson, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2009
Matthew White and Frank Webb announce that their Intaglio collection will now be represented on the east coast at Tom Swope Gallery in Hudson, New York.
The Intaglio collection is a much-heralded furniture and decorative objects collection that utilizes hyper-enlarged antique engravings to create strikingly graphic pieces, blending White Webb's unique take on classicism and modernism.
Tom Swope, an expert and dealer of antiquities from around the world has a gallery in Hudson, New York. On display are Greek and Roman marble sculpture, Pre-Columbian pieces, and antiquities from Asia and the ancient Near East. He also deals in art after the antique, such as large 19th century plaster casts of ancient sculptures, which figure prominently in the gallery. In addition, he makes jewelry inspired by antiquity, which he makes in his workshop in the rear of the gallery.
The coming together of White Webb, a New York interior design firm, with Tom Swope, an antiquities dealer, may at first seem like an unusual pairing, but the gentlemen see a direct link in their aesthetic. First there is a great love of history and antiquity. But there is also an understanding that we live in the 21st century. The visual juxtaposition of ancient marbles with White Webb's bold black and white pieces creates a visual tension and a pleasing counterpoint to both elements.
Before now, the only venue to find White Webb's Intaglio was at Hollyhock, a decorative arts showroom in West Hollywood, California. Now, for the first time, these pieces will be available on the east coast.
To celebrate this new partnership, there will be a launch party at the gallery on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Tom Swope Gallery is located at 307 Warren Street, Hudson, NY.
About Tom Swope Gallery
Tom Swope Gallery opened in November of 2008 to introduce antiquities to an audience that may never have considered acquiring ancient art, and to offer fine and rare objects to experienced collectors. The gallery's inventory covers a vast range of objects from the ancient world, reflecting the owner's philosophy that all ancient cultures are part of our common heritage. In addition, the gallery shows jewelry inspired by antiquity, much of which is handmade by Tom Swope. A dealer in New York for many years, Swope sold to private collectors, museums and dealers and has a reputation for his eye, knowledge and integrity.
About White Webb
White Webb, LLC is an interior design firm with offices in New York City. The firm's principals, Matthew White and Frank Webb, bring a sense of history to every interior design project, but balance it with an appreciation for modern life. This blending of old and new is the hallmark of the White Webb sensibility. Whether working with major art and antiques in architecturally significant houses or creating a fantasy setting in the gallery world, White Webb approaches all projects with an eye toward the past and the future, and a touch of wit.