“I joke that my style reflects my ADD; it’s a mix that transcends styles, generations, and degrees of formality,” says aesthete, businessman, and curator Michael Polenske, who wears too many hats to list them all here. “I celebrate the perfection of imperfection: when pieces show their age and are pulled together with both confidence and nonchalance.” Polenske is the founder of the idyllic Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, an aspirational, edited setting reminiscent of a private club that includes an art, design, and wine-tasting gallery with an outdoor sculpture garden.
1962 oil on canvas beach figure with hat
by WPA artist Byron Randall. Byron Randall (1918-1999) was an American West Coast artist, well-known for his expressionist paintings and printmaking. In 1939 Newsweek called him, “the find of the season.” Randall ...
1962 oil on stretched canvas titled "Dance" by
New York artist and art collector Anne Granick (1911-2006), a self-taught artist and a dancer for the Martha Graham Company in New York. She is known for her figures that often use ...
1985 oil on stretched canvas titled "Spring Dance"
by New York artist and art collector Anne Granick (1911-2006), a self-taught artist and a dancer for the Martha Graham Company in New York. She is known for her figures that often ...