COLOR MY WORLD 2017
A Project by Doug & Gene Meyer in conjunction with Dragonette Ltd
COLOR MY WORLD – is exhibited during the LCDQ event LEGENDS 2017. Dragonette LTD is located at 711 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles.
The event runs May 9-11, 2017 and benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. It offers a rare opportunity to acquire an original artwork (measuring 12” x 18”) from internationally renowned designers and artists for only $200 each. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, 100 works are exhibited anonymously. The identity of the designer/artist is revealed only after the work is purchased.
Each participant is supplied with a coloring book style line drawing (printed on uncoated 14pt cardstock) of the fictious living room of Mame Dennis’ Bel Air Home. There are no rules – any medium (pencil, watercolor, paint, marker, collage…) can be used in creating the participants artwork. Works are signed on the back by each artist/designer.
The drawing is based on the fictitious living room of Mame Dennis’ Bel Air estate, drawn as it was in spring of 1965.
Whispered only in elite Hollywood circles, few people knew that Mame had a home in Los Angeles.
In 1953, Mame hired her friend and Los Angeles architect Burton A. Schutt (known for designing the Bel Air Hotel) to design a modern California house. A house located on 3 parcels of land totaling 5 acres in Bel Air, purchased in 1933, and located on Bellagio Road. Schutt liked working with William Haines on residences, however Mame insisted that her New York confidante and decorator Ulle Ullu design the interiors. Called Bocage, the house was one of the last projects Schutt designed; he passed away in 1954. Construction was finished by summer 1958. For the next few years Mame and Ulle traveled the United States and Europe buying furniture, art, and objects for Bocage. On a London buying trip in December 1965, Ulle suffered a heart attack and passed away. Mame was absolutely beside herself. In April 1966 Mame closed Bocage, and for the next 23 years until Mame’s death Bocage remained shuttered.