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Barbara Hulanicki's "Flash" at Calix Gustav Gallery

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​​The British may not be the masters of cuisine or dental work, but they really can dress. Sure, the Parisians and Milanese are known for their couture, but the Brits have a unique strength and daring to their style. To name only a couple of heroes of garb, there's the late, great Alexander McQueen and gothic-punk goddess Vivienne Westwood. Another venerable representative of UK fashion is Barbara Hulanicki, former clothing store owner, interior and exterior designer, wallpaper maker, and illustrator.


Hulanicki's illustrations will be displayed at the Calix Gustav Gallery in Wynwood this Art Basel. The show, "Flash," combines modern and classic appeals with images of youthful lasses. According to gallery director Amanda Fernandez-Leon, "Her work brings a sense of playfulness." When asked to describe the gallery's aesthetic in five words, the director said: conceptual, innovative, contemporary, thought provoking, socially relevant. All will be represented in their Hulanicki show.
​Hulanicki owned the London hotspot Biba, which was not only the place to purchase velvet suits and mini-skirts in the in the late '60s and early '70s, but also a hangout for such stars as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Marianne Faithfull. Anna Wintour even worked in the store - probably training for her reign over the color of your underwear this season. 

Hulanicki has lived in Miami since 1987, and has designed interiors and exteriors for such familiar Art Deco SoBe haunts as the Cardozo Hotel and The Marlin, and even crafted the abodes of Miami royalty, the Estefans. 

When asked why Calix Gustav Gallery chose Hulanicki for their exhibition, Fernandez-Leon noted, "I wanted to bring a youthful, fun aesthetic to the seriousness that is Art Basel yet keeping some artistic relevance which she brings not only in her artwork but with her entire artistic history." 

Ms. Hulanicki's solo exhibition "Flash" will open on Tuesday, November 30, and will run through February 4, 2011. The reception will take place at Calix Gustav Gallery (98 NW 29th Street, Miami) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on Dec. 4, 2010. Afterward, the gallery's neighbor O Cinema will present the Louis Prince documentary Beyond Biba: A Portrait of Barbara Hulanick. Visit calixgustav.com.


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