Jul 21, 2011

Gerard's Upholstery














A few months ago Gerard closed his upholstery shop of 20 years in Brooklyn. Here are some visual memories of this amazing place, home of superb craftsmanship.

7 comments:

  1. These are extremely gorgeous photos, Gudrun. Great work!

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  2. O so beautifull, means a lot.

    Thank you!

    Dianne Soli (family)

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  3. What a beautiful, medieval craft. How soothing to look at these soft fabrics, patterns, designs. Only now I wonder how this curvelinear craft actually came about. This person knew about an ancient world; he knew stitching techniques, sloping shapes, artistic influences developed over centuries. Rest in peace, Gerard. Sleep restful & tight; on a crimson cushion worthy of eternity.

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  4. These photos are truly amazing, Gudrun. For years I've been wanting to look him up and see what he built up over there. I guess the lesson to be learned here is to never postpone anything and just go for it. Something my uncle always lived by.

    Thanks for publishing these, it sure means a lot.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick van Lijf, nephew to Gerard.
    Maastricht, the Netherlands.

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  5. Thanks Gudrun,my uncle was a really good person and a artist in his work.
    greets Lonneke.

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  6. Thanks everybody. Gerard was an amazing artist and craftsman, I loved visiting him at his studio and watch him do his thing. He was very very inspiring to me.
    A true free spirit with a down to earth attitude, not very often found!!!

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