One of the great pleasures of buying for Watson Kennedy is getting to know contemporary artists and their work. Brooklyn-based artist and writer Julia Felsenthal was introduced to me by my good friend Deborah Needleman. The second I saw her work I was smitten. I was particularly drawn to the smallest of details. Be it a vintage teacup or a swath of fabric, Julia Felsenthal takes great care to add lots of texture and detail. They add an unexpected visual hit that drew me right to them. I find the pieces dreamlike. This atmospheric landscape, Crescendo, is framed in a crisp, new, white frame that sets off the deep, oceanic blues.