Fine Art Connoisseur editor Peter Trippi recently moderated a discussion at the home of LaVon Kellner, who commissioned Brooklyn artist Tim Kent to paint a large-scale interior for her Manhattan loft. The yearlong process yielded a mutually satisfactory end result for both Kent and Kellner. The current June issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine features an in-depth article by Louise Nicholson on the creative and business exchange between artist and patron.  Recently, Kellner and her husband David hosted a gathering of artists, collectors, and friends at their home to celebrate the unveiling of the finished work as well as to toast the success of the article written by Nicholson and edited by Trippi.

The talk was well attended made for lively conversation. I enjoyed my evening and I would like to use this opportunity to express my excitement for Tim (who has become a good friend of mine) as well as promote the promising message being sent about synergies between artists and patrons. Usually, commissions are relegated to the private sector, therefore the public does not always know about the countless, beautiful works that have been created for a specific patron.  Kudos to LaVon, Louise and Peter for supporting this niche market.

 

Tim Kent and Writer Louise Nicholson in front of Kent's Hall of Mirrors at LaVon and David Kellner's home

Tim Kent and Writer Louise Nicholson in front of Kent’s Hall of Mirrors at LaVon and David Kellner’s home

 

Peter Trippi speaking with Anna Sui at the home of David and LaVon Kellner

Peter Trippi speaking with Anna Sui at the home of David and LaVon Kellner

A side view of a Tim Kent painting in the home of LaVon and David Kellner

The edge of a Tim Kent painting in the home of LaVon and David Kellner