Normandie Panels-Private Collector

For those of you who follow my blog, you likely know by now that I am slightly obsessed with the Normadie Panels by Jean Dupas.  I even recently went to an amazing Sotheby’s auction to watch a few being auctioned.  You can read more about that here.

I was incredibly excited when my fellow Normadie lover Anna Gray sent me this great article about a private collector in Texas who not only has two homes full of beautiful art and history but has ten of the Normandie panels on display in one of his prestigious homes.

Below is the picture of the 10 Normandie panels in the collector’s gorgeous ballroom. They look like the belong there next to that amazing 1930s piano and checkered dance floor.

Commanding one end of the ballroom in Houston is The Birth of Aphrodite, a c. 1934 verre églomisé mural comprising ten panels by Jean Dupas (1882–1964) that once graced the grand salon of the S.S. Normandie. Émile-­Jacques Ruhlmann (1879–1933) designed the macassar ebony, amboyna, ivory, and bronze case of the c. 1931 piano.


April 27th, 2017|Normandie|

New Normandie Panels for auction March 2017

HOT HOT HOT!  March 2017 update. We now have new graphics and some new details about this upcoming auction.

I have been so excited to receive so many emails about the Normandie Panels by Jean Dupas which many of you can see I have become slightly obsessed with.

This one came from Robert H. of Peekskill, NY  I believe these are a part of his personal collection.

Nearly all of these are pieces are adjacent to large groupings.

Most are part of the Chariot of Thesis.  One tiny far flung piece is from the Chariot of Poseidon.



March 7th, 2017|Normandie|

What happened to the Forbes Galleries?

The Forbes Gallery which was located on Fifth Avenue between 12th and 13th St. in Greenwich Village went dark in November 2014. Then Forbes sold the building to NYU. I want to know: what happened to the art in the galleries?

Exterior of building Now closed, the Forbes Galleries on 5th Avenue were on the ground floor of the Forbes Magazine building


February 2nd, 2017|Normandie|

SS Normandie Mural Panels in Houston

WOW!! I’m excited to share these beautiful photos from the website of Schindler Metalworks: Installation of SS Normandie Verre Églomisé Collection. It features a custom installation of twelve panels in Houston, Texas.

Thanks to reader Richard A. for alerting me to these. Do you have pictures or know whereabouts of additional Normandia panels? Email me!

Normandie Panels in a private collection Installation in Houston, TX from a private collection


March 25th, 2016|Normandie|