An Icon Expands And John Malkovich Takes Center Stage This Fall In New Orleans
If a European royal family held an estate sale it might look something like M.S. Rau.Museum quality artwork. Opulent furniture. Silver everything. Jewelry befitting a coronation. M.S. Rau has been in business selling the best of the best for over 100 years from New Orleans, Louisiana’s French Quarter. The venerable retail wonderland enters a new era November 16 opening 19,000-square-feet of additional showroom space, nearly doubling its existing footprint. The expansion was made possible through the acquisition and renovation of two buildings adjacent to its existing 630 Royal Street location, the first purchased in 2015, its sister property in 2016. Built in 1831, the identical, three-story brick buildings are quintessential examples of 1800s Creole architecture, making them historically important in the French Quarter.
(John Malkovich and Sandro Miller) describe each other as warm, gentle and generous. They have a remarkable working chemistry and a true friendship that results in a great deal of artistic respect and trust together. That kind of chemistry can’t be forced and it’s what makes this collaboration more than the sum of its parts.Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters is on view at Mac-Gryder Gallery through October 26 and returns to view at the gallery from December 7 through the 31.