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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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Remember last week when I was talking about Fall being here and the temperatures being cooler? Well, you can scratch all that. This past week was H.O.T. humid!!! A quick glance at the calendar to remind myself that we're in the early part of the second week of October already. Well, with the Fall season here, my buying is really heating up (no, seriously, it's hot…). Oh, and I didn't post all of my latest finds here, so… Click the pics above to see them (and more) on my Instagram!
I'm debating with framing them and piecing them out or just flipping the whole lot. What would you do?
October 9, 2017
I'm gonna start things off with that gilt toucan. Yes. THAT one. I've been coveting that piece for quite some time now and I am sooo happy that it's now in my apartment. At the moment there's a question of floor space, but no worries, I'll make it happen. The toucan and the frame, the absolutely gorgeous antique Italian frame with the original gilding, were both purchased on Saturday. I had gone up to my storage unit to continue rearranging things there when I came across a sidewalk sale. Like any good antique dealer, I poked around to see what I needed. Lo and behold I realized that I needed both of those pieces! That was the same feeling I had when I saw the solid bronze and heavy AF apple core sculpture at the flea market much earlier on the same day. You know when you walk into a flea market and there are choices laid out in front of you - you can look at the tables full of inventory to your left, straight ahead of you or to your right… Well usually I bee line to the left for no particular reason. But on Saturday I said to myself, let's go right and see what's there. So I did. And I got the sculpture. There was a line of dealers behind me but you remember that old rule from the flea market, if you have your hand on it then you have first refusal. I guess it's kind of like chess, you can move your piece on the board to different spaces, but once you take your hand off, your move is over. So I held onto the sculpture (did I mention that it was heavy AF?) and asked for a price. It was right, so I made my move. ;-) Earlier in the week I spent some time in my storage unit moving things ten times just to move one thing, you know how that goes, and through all of the moving I managed to get a few shelfies done plus uncover a cache of beautiful charcoal sketches that I didn't know I had. These were mixed in with the 250 paintings I bought over the summer (which are still in boxes) - so now I really have to get some folks to look at these. I'm debating with framing them and piecing them out or just flipping the whole lot. What would you do? While we're thinking about that, I'll tell you about that massive brutalist style bronze sculpture that I'm wearing on my head like a crown. It's sooo good. Whether flat on the table or resting on it's side, this piece has tremendous presence and scale. And like most things I buy, it's heavy too. 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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