Collecting Eames: The JF Collection," an official Pacific Standard Time gallery show from noon to 5 p.m.
Curator Daniel Ostroff, producer and editor, eamesdesigns.com, will be available to meet and answer questions about "Collecting Eames" -- the largest and most diverse Eames collection in the United States-450 pieces in the JF Chen Eames Collection. With Ostroff, JF Chen has assembled an unprecedented collection, from the earliest-a 1939 Eames-Saarinen chair for the Kleinhans Music Hall-to the latest, a Vitra-made Eames La Chaise of the 1990s. The collection includes rare posters, toys, graphics, and exceptional examples of "signed" Eames work throughout the long career of Charles and Ray Eames.
The formation of this vast collection was accompanied by JF Chen's generous contribution to Eames scholarship. Chen commissioned 6,000 photographs, documenting every aspect of these important designs, and donated the photographs to the Eames Office for their new website, eamesdesigns.com, a virtual encyclopedia of all things Eames.
In this exhibition, Ostroff offers new perspectives on Eames connoisseurship and scholarship through a intricate study of this rare and significant collection. He is grateful that JF Chen has agreed to share it with the public in his vast new art space.
Monday, October 3, 2011 thru Saturday, January 28, 2011