The Man with the Midas Touch Shares His Success with Others
If the saying “everything he touches turns to gold” relates to anyone, it must be applied to billionaire businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria. DeJoria’s business ventures include John Paul Mitchell Systems, co-founded in 1980 with hairdresser Paul Mitchell, and the Patron Spirits Company, co-founded in 1989 with business partner Martin Crowley. His latest venture is John Paul Pet, providing hair and personal grooming products for animals.
Ron Burkhardt Newest works Opens - (Nov 14th, 2013) –In MALIBU, Calif., LUCE della Citta (Italian for “light of the city”), the newest fine art gallery and luxury home décor store at the famous Malibu Country Mart, welcomes Ron Burkhardt’s solo exhibition as their featured artist from Nov 14th , 2013 to Jan 10th, 2014. LUCE’s concept is to feature an artist in a solo exhibition on a rotating basis, specializing in abstract expressionism and featuring the most interesting emerging and established artists from around the globe. For the opening night, LUCE will serve wine from the local Malibu wineries and provide catering by the newly opened Malibu restaurant, Kaishin. As part of LUCE’s collaboration with Pepperdine’s Art’s and Music Facility, entertaining the guests will be two of Pepperdines’s talented students, performing a 30 min Renaissance and Classic Guitar concert.
Ron Burkhardt resides in New York City and is the famed founder of the Notism art movement, depicting the human urge to preserve memory fragments and our own history and capture it in scribbles and scrawls, creating the most beautiful and colorful visual language. Ron’s EarthScapes series captures nature’s influence on anything in its path, by incorporating indigenous environmental elements as well as nature’s forces into the artwork, such as leaving the completed painting in the tropical jungle to soak up the dirt, rain and sun and collecting it once this process has left its mark on the canvas.
LUCE’s Notism and Earthscapes show combines the best selection from both of Burkhardt’s movements, introducing the wide scope of Ron’s work to new audiences in Malibu and Los Angeles. Ron is no stranger to California, as his history includes multiple exhibitions in Laguna Beach and Palm Desert, and Ron keeps a large selection of artworks in California, making him a truly bi-coastal artist.
Ron has received over 200 awards for creative excellence and his work has been recognized or honored by The United Nations, The Art Directors Club of New York, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Hollywood International Broadcast Awards, Cannes, and the Presidential Order of Merit, among others.
LUCE della Citta, is a luxury Murano glass and home décor store, the exclusive California distributor of Murano Luxury Glass and brands such as Armani Casa (Murano Glass), Roberto Cavalli Home and Etro Home. The store opened its first location at the Malibu Country Mart on June 29, 2013 featuring fine Italian, hand-blown Murano glass products and one-of-a-kind chandeliers from trend-setting Italian designers. The store is located at 3835 Cross Creek Road, Suite 17; Phone: 310-745-4154.
“We’re pleased to welcome Ron Burkhardt to LUCE della Citta,” said Alexandra Stanley, CEO and the owner of LUCE. “Burkhardt’s distinct style speaks to the diverse collection of art presented by LUCE and will surely enhance the art collector’s experience in Malibu, a city currently making moves to become the next art mecca.”
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Visitors to the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) offices on Avenue Montaigne in the eighth arrondissement of Paris are greeted by two imposing sculptures by Takashi Murakami flanking the stately doors. A long and sloping staircase follows with steps rising towards a verdant interior courtyard, naturally showing the way to the office of LVMH’s president, Bernard Arnault.
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The year was 1966. As Frederick Weisman lay ill in his bed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his wife Marcia desperately looked for ways to cheer him up. Frederick, a well-known collector, had always loved to gaze at the art on his walls at home, so when Marcia brought him one of his favorite pieces (a Jackson Pollock painting), he responded joyfully. Each day, as Marcia brought another piece to the hospital, his recovery would surprisingly progress.