Bruce Makowsky and the Art of Luxury
“True luxury is rebellious, above the status quo – it is lofty, it is life amplified by reverie, it is boundless beauty. But perhaps what makes luxury so unique is its rareness, its loftiness and its seductive unattainability.” – Bruce Makowsky
Millionaire handbag designer and real estate mogul, Bruce Makowsky, has evolved his talents as a fine art artist. His experience as a fashion designer dealing with leathers and metals as well as expertise in reinventing the ultra-high-end market for contemporary homes in the well-heeled Platinum Triangle – the area encompassing Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Holmby Hills – has afforded him the opportunity to fully realize some of his artistic concepts and visions.
“We built these buildings and then it’s like they become too good for us.” Said Paul Dooley to his son in the film ‘Breaking Away’. To appreciate the work of Bruce Makowsky, remember one of the most poignant lines in American Golden Globe award winning film. Dooley plays a stone mason turned used car dealer and in explaining his life to his son. Indeed, construction workers build our buildings with immense skill and risk, but soon class structure sets in and they are expected to finish the interiors via the service entrance. They are not good enough to walk upon the marble lobby that they built.
Makowsky flips this notion on its head by reissuing construction tools as high quality luxury goods with ersatz labels and gold fittings, making builders the luxury consumers. There is the Coco Chanel jack hammer, a Hermes masonry wall saw, and a Coco Chanel nail gun. Each is rebuilt and cast with brass and gold fittings; they not only appear to be luxury goods, they actually are luxury goods. Moreover, fine artist Bruce Makowky, uses his familiarities in both the fashion and real estate world have given him a one-of-a-kind insight into luxury goods and the mechanics of luxury.
At Guy Hepner Gallery, Bruce Makowsky offers a impecable collection consisting of hand carved Honey Onyx Stone sculptures, Designer Tools, Addicted To Luxury prints, and the Luxury Explosion sculptures for sale. Inquire on prices to buy Bruce Makowsky art.