October 08, 2012

The Novogratz Commission

This past January, I got an email from Bob Novogratz, of the HGTV home renovation show, Home by Novogratz.  Bob had seen a drawing on my website—a toile I created for Cornell University, and asked whether I could create a piece of original artwork—this time with Princeton as theme.  The commission would adorn the living room wall of their client, a Princeton alum whose apartment makeover would be featured by the Novogratz on their upcoming series.

The show,“Masculine Mod East Village Bachelor Pad”, which airs this Saturday, October 13, on HGTV, features the Princeton print on the wall. The original pen and ink drawing—made into a limited-edition archival 22” x 27” print—features a dozen iconic elements of the built environment on the Princeton campus (among them the Gothic Blair Hall, the twin Greek Revival temples Clio and Whig Halls, the campus’ centerpiece, Nassau Hall, Library Arch, the Tudor Gothic McCosh Hall, Roberston Hall, Venturi’s Wu Hall and the Clement Meadmore minimalist steel sculpture Upstart 2)—in Princeton colors.

The framed print also appears on page 205, and in the Sources guide in the just-published companion book to the TV show, Home by Novogratz

Hope you can see the show, buy the book, or both!



October 2012