Hi, are you looking for something? Rounding out your decor? Starting from zero? Relax a while and browse through the site. The PRODUCTS page lists current inventory (well, some of it anyway… email me to visit the super secret storage showroom to see all of my fantastic finds). Feel free to browse through the ABOUT and PRESS pages, too. Oh, and if you want to get in touch? Well the CONTACT page is perfect for that. Thanks! Heather Karlie :-) hkv
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It's been too long. A brand new year is here and some brand old paintings are in my inventory. Plus I've added to my collection of sculpture. For now, this collection is NFS - but you never know, I might change my mind. I purchased a huge collection of antique picture frames and sold a bunch of antique picture frames. Seems that no matter how much time passes, I'll always return to my roots. Oh, and I didn't post all of my latest news and finds here, so… Click the pics above to see them (and more) on my Instagram!
Happy New Year! I know, I know. I really can't stand when folks are wishing me a HNY in the middle of January. Yes, I sound curmudgeonly, but I'm being honest.
January 15, 2018
Happy New Year! I know, I know. I really can't stand when folks are wishing me a HNY in the middle of January. Yes, I sound curmudgeonly, but I'm being honest. I mean seriously, the well wishes of a Happy New Year really need an expiration date. Like just being said on January 1st. That's it. If you're still reading after my rant, fantastic. Here's what you came to see. The two abstract paintings on the top left and top right are so good. They're also painted on the verso with works that are equally well done. Surprise, surprise - they are unsigned. Along with those two, I purchased three others (see their pics on Instagram by clicking on this link and scrolling down a bit) which are signed and also amazing! I really can't turn down great 1950's era abstract paintings. It's part of the reason why I love this business so much, I get to decorate my apartment with something new all the time. Ha ha ha. My landlords also love my affinity for art. Not. Swiss cheese walls much? I guess that's what security deposits are for. ;-) And that's what my business is like two steps forward, one step back - three paintings for sale, two in my collection. The smart dealers out there keep their collection lean to none. They buy and sell. I do that too. For me, one of my favorite sayings is "No one ever went broke by taking a profit". And I'm happy to flip stuff after I buy it. But with that buy / flip mentality, I've also become a bit of a co H l O l A e R c D t E o R r. Ha ha ha. Read between the lines, um letters. Ok, enough of my rambling, let me get back to the purchases. The figural / abstract work in the top row is dated '64 and signed with a monogram. I'm going to figure out the artist (I hope) before I sell it. And then there is the other figural / abstract on the bottom row next to the picture of the NFS sculpture collection. This one is signed, but not dated. I guess I should get around to looking up the signature. Gotta say, that the winter time is not my favorite. With shorter days and bombogenesis / bomb cyclone / polar vortex / arctic blast weather in New York City, I've been a bit of a home body. There was more that happened, but you'll have to check out my Instagram. Keep up to date with my latest finds on my Instagram feed and feel free to drop me a line sometime…
Remember to follow my 20th Century by HKFA Instagram account and be sure to get in touch if you see something that you just can't live without! Keep in touch with new finds through my social media accounts. And it wouldn't hurt to sign up for my mailing list too. Links for all of those things are all over all of my sites. Seriously. Like all over.Picasso is quoted as saying, "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." So friends, let's work! ;-) hkv
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I'm all over New York City buying and flipping everyday. You can usually find my new finds on Instagram… be sure to follow to get your favorite find first. Sourcing the freshest antique, modern and vintage pieces is what I do every day. Whether I'm scouring the streets of Manhattan, the neighborhoods of Philadelphia or the flea markets along the East Coast - I'm always looking for the rare, the sublime and the unique. You can expect eye catching art, intricate sculpture, unique furniture, one of a kind lighting and so much more. Get in touch with me today and I'll start sourcing great finds for you! Working with a select group of Interior Designers is another aspect of my business. Loaning pieces for their showhouses, buying specific items and calling upon my curated group of artists and brands that I've created through Modern Look Book are other ways that I'm able to offer custom service to my clients.
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It was February of 2002 and I had just moved into a six month sublet in Alphabet City in the East Village. With $600 and no job, I thought I could make it in New York City. So six months went by and after searching the classifieds in the Village Voice I finally found my own apartment in the West Village. And guess what… Click here to find out what Heather Karlie Fine Art is all about.
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Modern Look Book started in 2015 as a new approach to vintage - making it modern. I wanted to mix in great modern and contemporary design, art and brands in vintage interiors. I gathered up a core group of friends and colleagues' work to debut it all alongside my vintage and antique finds. It was a huge success. Click here to read more!
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Heather Karlie Fine Art started off in a 341 square foot apartment in New York's West Village. Early morning sourcing at the Chelsea flea market yielded armfuls of antique, period and modernist picture frames. A quick email or two, appointments made on the Upper East Side and a subway ride were all part of my routine. I was sourcing for the top galleries in NYC. Click here to read more!


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