April 16, 2014
An Interesting Exhibit at Dienst + Dotter
Hannah Milman, our Crafts Editorial Director, would like to share the following blog.
I recently attended the book launch and gallery opening for Joseph Ari Aloi’s Sketches, Tattoos, Drawings, Paintings, and Objects at Diesnt + Dotter, an art and antique gallery in New York City specializing in Scandinavian art and antiques from Baroque to present day. Jill Diesnt, the proprietor of the gallery worked closely with Jospeh Ari Aloi to create an inspiring experience for the show including an exclusive collaboration in which Joseph painted directly on the wall of the gallery. Joseph’s distinct tattoo/graffiti style made for an interesting juxtaposition commingling with Jill’s expertly curated Scandinavian pieces. Signed copies of Joseph’s book are available at Dienst + Dotter. You can see all of Joseph’s work by clicking here.
1 Dienst + Dotter is an art and antique gallery curated by proprietor Jill Dienst.
2 The gallery is located in NOHO at 411 Lafayette Street in New York City. For hours and more information call: 212 861-1200
3 This is David Mashburn - graphic designer for Joseph’s new book, artist Joseph Ari Aloi - AKA JK5, and Jill Dienst - owner of Dienst + Dotter.
4 Joseph Ari Aloi’s tattooed hands
5 From the sidewalk, you can see the hand-painted collaboration between Joseph Ari Aloi and gallery owner Jill Dienst, who lovingly calls it "a gift."
6 This is Joseph Ari Aloi’s new book, titled Sketches, Tattoos, Drawings, Paintings, and Objects published by Rizzoli New York.
7 Joseph Ari Aloi’s grafiti-tyle artwork and Jill Dienst’s Scandanavian antiques make a nice juxtaposition.
8 Joseph’s newest book is on display beneath a beautiful antique penny farthing.
9 Kevin Sharkey, Executive Director of Decorating for Martha Stewart Living and Kate Berry, Creative Director of Martha Stewart Weddings
10 Kate Berry, engaged in conversation with Dan Dienst, CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
11 This is an assemblage from Nine to The Power of Three Show, Tokyo 2003.
12 There were stacks of limited edition silk screened prints to shuffle through.
13 Only twenty of these prints were available the night of the event. This artwork was also used on the cover of the new book.
14 Jill always has the most beautiful and interesting antiques on display in her shop.
15 This is Dan Dienst’s very apropo leather jacket.
16 A selection of Joseph Ari Aloi’s sketchbooks
17 I loved this Swedish Rococo chandelier circa 1750.
18 This is an antique painted suitcase filled with more of JK5’s sketches, artwork, and tattoo designs.
19 This large platter is filled with Joseph Ari Aloi’s ‘Flowbots’ designed for KidRobot surrounded by his books and sketches.
20 This is an amazing selection of Joseph's hand-drawn tattoos. His medium revolves around tattoo art and graffiti styles.
21 Such beautiful detail
22 This is Chad Murawczyk, founder of Min New York and Mindy Yang, President of Min New York, a haute perfumery, apothecary, and atelier.
23 Antiques expert Leslie Keno, Jill Dienst, and Joseph Ari Aloi
24 These are three originals that were printed in Joseph’s new book - From left: The Hunter and The Hunter, The Night Could Be My Eyelids, and The Sand is Quick!
25 A page from Joseph’s new book Sketches, Tattoos, Drawings, Paintings, and Objects. This page is from his sketchbook.
26 These are sketches and drawings displayed in an antique American cabinet - among them Star Wars Galaxy 4 Topps Artist Series.
27 Steven Learner - Founder and Creative Director of Collective 2, Jill Dienst, photographer Douglas Friedman, Kevin Sharkey, and Kate Berry