August | September 2015


Collector’s Notebook: Fine Art and Taxes America is undergoing one of the greatest transfers of wealth in human history and fine art figures prominently as heirlooms change hands Collector’s Eye: Max Baucus & Melodee Hanes America’s Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, and his wife Melodee Hanes stay true to their roots by showcasing Montana artists Auction Block: Taking Flight Sales of key Western artworks rise above estimates amid a strengthening market Designing the West: Simply Divine Grace Home Design’s Jennifer Prugh Visosky creates personal, happy spaces that are modern, fresh and intuitive Ones to Watch: Silas Thompson Spotlighting the works of painter Silas Thompson In the Studio: Outlier A look into David Buckingham’s Los Angeles studio offers a glimpse into the sculptor’s imagination Ones to Watch: Rose Masterpol Spotlighting the work of Rose Masterpol Perspective:  The Taos Society of Artists From 1915 to 1927, this community of artists defined a uniquely American art Ones to Watch: Michael Kessler Spotlighting the work of Michael Kessler Rendering: Architecture inspired by art The award-winning Los Angeles firm Frederick Fisher and Partners aims for simplicity Ones to Watch: Katie Metz Spotlighting the work of Katie Metz Western Landmark: Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort blends art and paradise Ones to Watch: David Coffin Spotlighting the work of David Coffin Wanderings: Santa Ynez Valley, California In this quietly sophisticated valley, cowboys, artists and oenophiles coalesce to put a new twist on the Western ethos Ones to Watch: Mike Krupnick Spotlighting the work of architect Mike Krupnick Details: Things We Love From art books and art glass to packable rafts and sculptural hat racks, WA&A editors select their favorite objets d’art