Buck House, located in Manhattan at 1318 Madison Ave (Between 93rd & 94th Streets) is an inviting and unique collection of art and antiques from every age. Deborah surrounds her own paintings with other equally special objects such as glass work, sculptures, and jewelry. The result: beautiful and harmonious scenes that reflect and inform both her artwork and the items she selects. These scenes have been collected into a self published book called Tableau, which she graciously gave to me. A second book is currently in the works with new scenes and women as the inspiration. This time, she is redressing the front window of her gallery to symbolize the personality of imaginary female characters. Each display will run from 7-10 days and she plans to have 30 windows finished and photographed within the next year. The window displayed above represents an artist's model and muse in her apartment in turn-of-the-century Paris. She is surrounded by gifts from artists and admirers as well as images of herself that painters have given her. A. Muse is her name; a tongue and cheek reference to her identity.
|"Hands" original artwork by Deborah Buck|
|"The Indian" by surrealist painter Alvaro Guillot (1931-2010)|
|Art Deco pedestal|
|turquoise and exceptional examples of costume jewelry|
|sublime glass work|
|a fantastic bronze lamp, ceramic vases and pitcher|
I was first introduced to Deborah when she purchased several sets of linen sheets from Linoto. The aqua color she chose is an identical match to the signature "Buck House Blue" that is uses consistently in the gallery interior.
|Gilt glazed ceramic vase|