We’re excited to announce that First Independent Gallery (FIG) has added our favorite artist Susan C. Price to its prestigious group. Based in Santa Monica, California, FIG is a gallery of contemporary art conceived, formed by, and representing artists from the Southern California area. The gallery exhibits works of art diverse in concept and media. Susan will have work on display in their upcoming gallery show later this month.
Living in the greater Los Angeles area, we’re lucky enough to have access to a number of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic homes, and commercial buildings. The Hollyhock House, the Storer House, the Ennis House, the Freeman House, and the Anderton Court Shops are just a few of his achievements located here.
While we’ve seen his sketches and drawings reprinted on everything from greeting cards to ties, we had no idea he had ever created designs specifically for textiles until reading a recent article by Lauren Ro. Designed by Wright, and executed by Ling Po, an artist, and apprentice to Wright at Taliesin West, the patterns were licensed to F. Schumacher & Company in 1955 as part of what was to be called the “Taliesin Line.” While not all of the designs Wright and Ling Po developed were produced (see a few of them here) those that were have happily been reintroduced for purchase from Schumacher. Not only are the original patterns available, but they have updated the colorways and fabrics. What a treat!
Artist Susan C. Price poses in front of a grouping of her paintings at the recent show Muses at MuzeuMM Gallery, while designer Mark Barclay sits in front wearing a dress shirt featuring Susan’s painting Medici Garden which he has developed into a series of coordinating surface designs available for licensing here.
Form Function Style assists both developing and established artists in the creation, development, and promotion of their surface design brand. We are proud to be representing artist Susan C. Price’s new surface design brand, as well as Morton Design House, Unkie Monkie Studios, and Beautiful Surfaces brands. We are constantly on the lookout for artists whose work will translate to surface design, and look forward to representing new talent. Pattern your world!
Artist Susan C. Price explains how her paintings evolve, what motivates her, and how to get her original work!
We’ve always gotten a kick out of this logo since Unkie Monkie Studios found it on a matchbook cover years ago. There isn’t much available on the history of the Bunnys Waffle Shops chain beyond the fact that there were at least 3 locations in San Francisco, California: 1102 Market Street, 964 Market Street, and 11 McAllister Street. An internet image search reveals several pieces of dishware originally manufactured by Tepco China for the restaurant. An Unkie Monkie Studios fan contacted us recently who’s parents frequented Bunnys during the early 1940s, and who himself visited Bunnys regularly as an adult in the 1960s. One of our employees who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and 1980s never ran across any of the Bunnys locations, unfortunately.
Susan C. Price has made a selection of her original paintings available on leggings and other apparel in her Art Of Where online store. They always turn heads wherever she or her fans wear them!