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Contempo 2011 underway

April 15th, 2011

Nadine Kam photos

Todd Murphy’s “Untitled (Berry Dress), 2009, a digital C-print.

Neiman Marcus and the Friends of the Contemporary Museum hosted “Contemporarities,” a preview exhibition and art sale April 5, with works of art spread throughout the store, with sales benefiting the museum.

The event is held in advance of the museum’s ConTempo event taking place tomorrow night at the Waikiki Edition.

Although there was no theme to the exhibition, maybe the idea that the works would be displayed at NM had some of the artists thinking about fashion. I spotted a few that called attention to items of dress.

Color lithographs of “The Last Dynasty: Empress,” 2009, by Hung Liu.

From left, Barbara Ching, with artist Deborah Nehmad and Kitty Wo, in front of “Morning,” 1999, a work of metal, paint and nails on wood by Robert Kobayashi, a Hawaii artist who made his career in New York.

I loved this piece by Jane Hammond, entitled “Loose Tapestry of Daily Life (Scissors),” 2011, with sumi ink and silver leaf on assorted archival papers. It was priced at $10,000, unframed. There’s so much going on in this piece, I could have stared at it forever. Some details, below:

Contempo 2011 chairman Cherye Pierce with her portrait by Allyn Bromley.

This bronze trio of a “Chimp,” “Hippo” and “Hare,” sold quickly at $1,000 each, at a little larger than palm size.

Andy South to preview fall 2011 collection

March 2nd, 2011

South by Andy South photo

Get a sneak peek at the new South by Andy South Fall 2010 collection when Neiman Marcus presents its free “Fashion Rules” event from 6 to 9 p.m. March 3.

The best of spring’s collections will be presented at 6:30 p.m., followed by an informal presentation by South at 7 p.m. Full details will be in tomorrow’s printed edition, but this mention is for those who need to plan their day ahead of time.

Empty Bowl Honolulu 2011 photos

It’ll be a big night at the store, with the fashion shows following the opening reception and launch for Empty Bowls Honolulu’s Signature Bowl Exhibition and Silent Auction.

The silent auction will feature a collection of 20 bowl-inspired works of art by some of Hawaii’s top artists, including Yvonne Cheng, Ron Kent and Esther Shimazu. Proceeds will help the organization fight hunger in Hawaii. The silent auction will end March 14.

The highlight of the Empty Bowl Hawaii 2011 Project is a 6:30 p.m. March 18 event during which bowls made by dozens of local artists will be filled with soup from some of Hawaii’s best restaurants, and served up with bread, at a cost of a minimum $20 donation to benefit Hawaii Meals on Wheels and River of Life mission.


Other in-store happenings March 3:

Neiman Marcus photo
The Beauty Event continues through Sunday. The tote full of samples also comes in black and pink.

Julie Wong appearance and trunk show: Receive a gift from with a purchase of $1,000 from her line, in Designer Jewelry, Level One

The Beauty Event: Spend $100 or more in Cosmetics or Fragrances and receive an NM exclusive totebag filled with deluxe samples.  Plus, receive additional gifts with qualifying purchases from participating lines. In Cosmetics, Level One, through Sunday.

Tom Ford Sunglasses trunk show: View a special collection of sunglasses from Tom Ford in Fashion Accessories, Level One

Gennaro Borriello trunk show: View a collection of fine jewelry and cameos from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in Precious Jewels Salon, Level One

Spring 2011 Gown trunk show: View a collection of the season’s best gowns through informal modeling from 6 to 9 p.m., in Dress Collections, Level Two.

Gift with purchase offers: Available from Diane von Furstenburg, Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Eileen Fisher, and Le Mystere intimate apparel.