Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers: Blair Clarke

November 4, 2016


When it came to filling our Madison Avenue store with art we went straight to Blair Clarke and her gallery, Voltz Clarke. With artists like Natasha Law, Mary Nelson Sinclair and Lisa Schulte on her roster, we knew the walls of our store were going to be in good hands. We stopped by the gallery to talk style and art with Blair and take a look at her newest show, Mary Nelson Sinclair's Current Motion.

Read our interview with Blair below and stop by the gallery the next time you're on the UES!

NAME & OCCUPATION:

Blair Clarke, Mother and Gallery Owner

FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING:

Sleepwalk my daughters into a taxi bound for Sacred Heart.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED:

The sun will come out tomorrow.

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN FIVE WORDS:

Relaxed, casual, classic with unexpected school girl twist.

YOUR STYLE ICON:

My mother's mother, whom I'm named after.
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THREE THINGS YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:

My family, our gallery roster and my Metro Card.

ONE THING YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:

Two: Olympia our cockapoo and my iPhone

YOUR GALLERY UNIFORM:

Bensimon sneakers, knee socks and a VB swing dress.

THE BEAUTY PRODUCT YOU SWEAR BY:

La Solution 10 De Chanel introduced by my friend Taylor.

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?

Optimism

YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE:

Duane Reade junk food and newly discovered place called Cookie DO.
Blair wears the Dylan Moto Jacket and Denim Skinny Cropped Pant


WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN GALLERY?

Pressure from our clients and artists to settle into one location after 12 years of private dealing and pop ups.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A NEW ARTIST?

Something we don't have in our existing program.

The biggest mistake people make when buying art for their home?

Feeling rushed. Slow down and enjoy collecting.

Your #1 rule for art buying:

Fall in love first and then use the measuring tape.



DESCRIBE VERONICA BEARD IN ONE WORD:

MAJOR


CAMO OR LEOPARD?

Camo


RED LIP OR SMOKY EYE?

Both for evening, none for day.


UPTOWN OR DOWNTOWN?

Split Personality


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