Hayley Bloomingdale is the social media editor for Moda Operandi, shaping the voice of M’O across multiple print and digital platforms. Launched in 2010, Bloomingdale has been part of the M’O team since its inception. She developed her skills through roles at Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenburg, Carolina Herrera, and Ralph Lauren. Raised in Los Angeles, Bloomingdale currently lives in New York. Her favorite artists include the classic (Matisse and Degas), the current (Wayne Thiebaud and Peter Doig), and the fashionable (René Gruau).


Lot 39

Allen Jones
, 1982
Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

I love the ballet as a subject for a painting but often, as with Degas, the ballet has a rather somber tone with muted colors and a sort of sad tone.  I love Jones' take on a brighter ballet -- the precision on the dancers leg still maintains the discipline required of being in the ballet, but the warmer tones make you feel like you are there, seeing a performance as opposed to a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a ballerina.


Lot 67
Victor Vasarely
Folk III, 1976
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

Vasarely's pieces remind me of tessellations or "Magic Eye" games I used to play as a child. I'd love to have this piece in an office or library space, the perfect thing to stare at while contemplating my next big idea! 


Lot 291
Daniel Arsham
Pentax K1000 Reformed In Black Glass, 2010
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Everything is so instant these days I love the idea of immortalizing the original hand held camera. In a world where everyone has a camera in their pocket on their iphone and pictures can be seen immediately, this piece evokes memories of a time when one had to wait days or even weeks for film to develop, the mystery and patience required of being a photographer remains intact.

Lot 33
Sam Francis
Untitiled, 1964
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

I love Sam Francis' pieces, a Californian like myself, I like to think of Francis embracing the natural colors of the Golden state and using them to set the tone for his pieces.  His exuberant use of colors can brighten even the gloomiest of spaces -- to me, this ability to brighten is the essence of the California spirit.