Many celebrities have been broadcasting from home because of  shelter-in-place orders, and it’s been interesting to see how they’ve decorated their personal spaces.

Some of the interiors are incredibly extravagant, some just ho-hum and many a mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly. What interests us most is the art that hangs on the walls, especially when it’s done by an artist whose work is in our gallery.

Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami

When Canadian rapper Drake danced the Toosie Slide through his mansion outside of Toronto, he danced in front of a grand piano with a skull motif designed by Takashi Murakami on the inside lid.

Drake’s piano. Inside lid design by Takashi Murakami.

A few more steps and slides and Drake was in front of Andy Warhol’s Mao, one of the works also available at VFA.

Donald Sultan

CNBC financial news analyst, David Faber, has self-isolated and is broadcasting from home.

It looks comfy and cozy and, best of all, there is a wonderful work by Donal Sultan on the wall behind him.

Julian Opie

If you’ve got to stay at home, secluding in Lyford Cay, an old, established, private community in the Bahamas is one way to go.

A portrait by Julian Opie over the fireplace of Lulu de Kwiatkowski’s home.

Artist Lulu de Kwiatkowski remodeled the old house with a mixture of eclectic furniture and art, including a portrait by Julian Opie hung over the home’s original fireplace.

Richard Estes

Every day we see pictures of the deserted streets of New York, a jarring site now because of the pandemic. But Richard Estes, a founder of photorealist painting, depicted the starkness, and often the solitude, of the city during his long career.

Richard Estes
Madison Square, 1994

A 2019 documentary titled Actually, Iconic: Richard Estes looks at the extraordinary career of the 87-year-old artist, who used the techniques of old masters to create modern masterpieces.

On the Walls at VFA

Please contact us if you would like information about any of the works on the walls at VFA. Take a tour of the gallery  and get to know our favorite artists and their stories on our artist’s pages.

We hope you stay safe and well during this difficult time and that you can take comfort in the beauty that art has to offer.

Interior Designer Critiques the Most Stylish Work From Home Sets of TV Pundits in Self-Isolation. Mediaite. April 8, 2020.
Mieke ten Have. Lulu de Kwiatkowski Crafts an Exuberant Bahamian Home. Architectural Digest. April 18, 2020.
Anjuly Mathai. The art of solitude. The Week. April 26, 2020.