While you soak up the rays in your teeny bikini this summer, spare a thought for the bathing suit pioneers of the early 1900s. Annette Kellermann, the Australian swimmer and movie star, advocated one-piece fitted bathing suits for women. In 1907, at the height of her popularity, she was arrested
We’re delighted with the popularity of our Carnival & Cabaret exhibition and we’re “pleased as Punch” to highlight one of the most colorful characters in the show. Discover how the grotesque Pulcinello from the Italian commedia dell’Arte became a popular children’s character in the traditional Punch & Judy puppet show.
At WMODA, we are fascinated by wearable glass and we have several pieces by Chelsea Rousso on display. Chelsea is a fashion writer, teacher and fused glass artist. She weaves ribbons and strands of glass into female forms some of which are designed to be worn. Guests at our WMODA
We were inspired to delve into the history of our Minton Mermaids jardinière after seeing its twin at the Hamptons Jewelry & Objets d’Art show. Nicolaus Boston, the highly regarded Majolica expert, considers the grey shell version at WMODA to be one of the finest produced by the Minton factory.
Fossils from Green River Stone - Arthur Wiener, the founder of WMODA, has many collecting interests. As well as his love for the fired arts, he is fascinated by nature’s art - fossils formed over 50 million years ago at the Green River formation in Wyoming. At his Hamptons home,
Ceramic Art of Michele Coxon - This monkey bareback rider in Circus Cavalcade is making visitors smile in the Carnival & Cabaret exhibition. The artist, Michele Coxon, is one of Britain’s best loved children’s illustrators and her books, featuring fluffy kittens and cute puppies, have sold over a million copies
Ardmore Ceramic Art - Ardmore Ceramic Art will be a feature of the Art on Fire event in the Hamptons this year. Arthur Wiener began collecting the vivacious South African art pottery around ten years ago when the Pascoe Gallery first began exhibiting Ardmore in the USA. He was drawn
To mark Independence Day on July 4th, we are exhibiting some Soldiers of the Revolution made by Royal Doulton to celebrate the Bicentenary of the United States in 1976. We are also featuring the Royal Doulton figure of George Washington at Prayer, which was modeled by the distinguished Hungarian-born sculptor
Monkeys in Ceramic Art - Monkeys have a curious history in Florida. Close to WMODA in Dania Beach, there is colony of African vervet monkeys descended from animals that escaped into the mangrove forests during the 1950s from the Anthropoid Ape Research Center. Known locally as the Chimp Farm, the