As the granddaughter of Grace Kelly’s clothier, it is easy to sense a history in Katie Ermilio’s clothes. Infusing each distinctly feminine piece with clean lines and elements of minimalism, her clothes embody the modern interpretation of timeless dress. Katie has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Forbes named her as one of the magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Art & Design. Katie is a member of the CFDA’s Incubator 3.0 class, a program that supports rising American talent in fashion.

Lot 59
Romare Bearden
The White Wave, Executed circa 1985
Estimate: 10,000 -15,000 USD

I love the lines in Bearden’s, The White Wave. His use of color is seemingly simple in nature, but so clean and pure you can almost feel the wind coming off the water when viewing it. 

Lot 203
Lucien Smith
96 Tears 6; 96 Tears 7, 2012
Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD

One of my best friends owns a silk screen studio in Brooklyn, and he introduced me to Lucien’s work; I’ve been a fan ever since. I’m drawn to the stellar tone of his work, it fascinates me how something so chaotic and seemingly un-orderly on the surface is actually brilliantly precise.

Lot 218
Mary Corse
Untitled (Bland and White Inner Band), 2006
Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD

I like how clean and linear Mary Corse’s work is.  Graphic imagery and color-blocking bring me back to my studies in typography from college, and is something that this piece evokes for me.


Lot 324
Walter Niedermayr
Schnalstalgletscher VI (Diptych), 1999
Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 USD

I’m drawn to works that encourage one to consider how large our world is along with how we fit within it. Niedermayr’s design and use of space makes us consider our interaction with the natural world, yet is still starkly beautiful in its own right.