Notes from the Director of The Metro Show

Ethnographic/Tribal at The Metro Show

Caroline Kerrigan Lerch - Friday, January 13, 2012

The Metro Show will feature a number of exhibitors with outstanding examples of Ethnographic and Tribal art. This post is devoted to pieces that were chosen by each of the dealers in this genre as a highlight of their display this year. More


Caroline Kerrigan Lerch - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When we think about “modern” furniture, we don't think of furniture like this pair of ladderback chairs: More

This is It

Caroline Kerrigan Lerch - Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Have you heard that the inaugural The Metro Show may be the last? Not because it won’t be a roaring success (and it will!), but because some believe 2012 will be our last, and that the world will go through cataclysmic change or destruction on December 21, as predicted by the Mayans and Nostradamus. More


Caroline Kerrigan Lerch - Monday, January 02, 2012

In the painting Two Men Asleep at the Table, While One Broods about Evil (Deeds) by Josef Karl Rädler a man with a mustach stares directly - and glumly at the viewer while his companions sleep through this confrontation, head in arms. Birds pick at the forgotten pieces of bread on the table. The viewer is left wondering what has transpired. My curiosity was piqued enough for me to look up Rädler's bio on Galerie St. Etienne’s website  where I found out that he was born in Bohemia and founded a porcelain workshop, leading a normal life with a wife and children until he was in his late 40s when he began to experience mood swings and was diagnosed with something like schizophrenia. He may have actually suffered from temporal lobe disturbances. He was institutionalized in 1905 where he painted his fellow patients going on with their daily lives as well as the landscape around the hospital. Perhaps he is contemplating his unfortunate predicament in this scene.  More