is the quality of being self-sufficient.


left: Joep van Lieshout (1963, Ravenstein) Joep van Lieshout lives and works in Rotterdam. Since the early eighties he produces objects in mainly bright coloured polyester, the material that would become his trademark in subsequent years. In 1995 he founded Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL), undermining the myth of the individual artistic genius. Atelier Van Lieshout has attained international recognition for objects that balance on the boundary between art, architecture and design. These works of art are practical, uncomplicated and substantial. Recurring themes in the work of AVL are autarky, power, politics and the more classical themes of life and death.

right: Table lamp in gray and ochre glazes by Patrick Nordstrom (1870-1929), Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, 1919... BAC Gallery: Founded in 2001 by the Architect Carlos Aparicio, BAC showcases a very unique selection of 20th Century European antiques
Within the walls of a converted warehouse in the SoHo district of Manhattan, BAC presents a spectacular collection that is driven by a great understanding of the period and a desire to display a very special and sophisticated point of view.