Shara Hughes’ Dior Design, Jonas Wood’s Focus on Fine Art Prints

Shara Hughes 1981 – present

Shara Hughes is one of eleven contemporary artists who were commissioned by Dior to create the 7th edition of the iconic Lady Dior Art bag.

Shara Hughes’ Lady Dior Bag, 2023

The Lady Dior Bag debuted in 1995, with signature gold D-I-O-R charms hanging from the handle. The bag was popularized by Princess Diana.

Shara Hughes
Blue Lagoon, 2015
Oil on canvas
48 x 44 x 1 3/8 inches
Signed and dated verso
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Hughes works have become increasingly sought after, especially after her paintings were given an entire room of their own at the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Her dream-like landscapes are part of the permanent collection of The Met, The Smithsonian, the Whitney and other major museums and galleries.

Jonas Wood 1977 – present

Jonas Wood, Shelf Still Life, 2018

Jonas Wood
Shelf Still Life, 2018
Lithograph and silkscreen
32 x 26 inches
For sale at Surovek Gallery

 Jonas Wood’s home and studio have always played a major role in his artworks. Wood and his wife, sculptor Shio Kusaka, have shared, not just a home and family, but a studio. Her works often appear in his paintings and prints.

Now they may each want their own studio space; the couple has bought a 5,582 square feet, 1920s Art Nouveau home in Los Angeles, with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The mansion was once owned by the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist, Flea and reportedly rented at one time or another by Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground. The selling price was $10.3 million.

Wood’s paintings and prints have done exceedingly well at auction, with his painting  Two Tables With a Floral Pattern selling at Christie’s for $6.5 million in 2021.


Jonas Wood
Untitled, 2014
Lithograph and screenprint in colors on 50 oz Coventry Rag paper
Sheet Size: 48 x 37 1/8 inches
Framed Size: 52 ½ x 41 ½ inches
Signed in pencil, dated and numbered ‘PPI’
(a unique color trial proof aside from numbered edition) Blind stamp of the publisher, Cirrus Editions, LA
For sale at Surovek Gallery

He currently has an exhibit of prints at the Gagosian Gallery in New York. Wood has been creating high quality lithographs, silkscreens and woodcuts for several years with his unique blend of style style and color. The exhibit is Wood’s first print show and will be on view through February 26, 2023.

Please contact us if you would like more information about the works of Shara Hughes and Jonas Wood available at Surovek Gallery.

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James McClain. Artist Jonas Wood Wins Bidding War for Ravishing 1920s Art Nouveau Mansion. Dirt Magazine/Real Estate. January 16, 2023.
Lyric Niv. This Week In Culture: January 23 – January 29, 2023. Cultured Magazine. January 23, 2023.
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