New York, NY (PressExposure) August 10, 2012 -- Contemporary glass artist, Michael Altheim, chooses PRAVDA on Madison Avenue as temporary home for his newest installation until his NYC gallery debut. Mr. Altheim says that he has always admired the creative window displays that the men's haberdasher has maintained throughout the decades. "The colors and textures lend themselves to creativity. Art takes many forms and I am always inspired by the fabrics and fibers of life. In addition, I love the name 'Pravda.' It means 'truth' and any art is a true form of expression." PRAVDA agreed to incorporate the glass pieces in a most usual way-- just as he would any other fixture. "I am privileged to house Mr. Altheim's work in advance of his New York City exhibit opening," said Philip Pravda, President of Pravda Abbigliamento. Mr. Pravda continued, "Within moments of placing the vessels in the window, I had an inquiry from a passerby. He wanted to know if it was possible to commission the artist to make a piece for his yacht. I joked that I would have to contact the artist regarding that, but in the interim, I could commission my tailors to make you a suit."
Pravda Abbigliamento, a luxury men's clothier in it's fourth generation, has been a staple on Madison Avenue in New York City since 1978. PRAVDA is known for hand-made, Italian garments off the rack and custom made. A full collection in all categories is presented at the Madison Avenue flagship.
Contemporary glass artist, Michael Altheim, studied under one of the world's foremost experts in hot glass, and at the Corning Museum of Art in New York. He began years ago after a gift of glass tools was given to him. His passion and his art developed from stained glass into the hot glass genre. He purchased a kiln and his glass art flourished. Mr. Altheim's works may be seen in various museums across the USA.
This melding of one-of-kind art and handcrafted Italian clothing is a meaningful exposition of talent and expertise that has coalesced at the crossroad of 51st Street and Madison Avenue.