Connect with H&H

Use Art As A Conversation Starter

A canvas makes a political statement.

This painting by Chen Yu has special significance for Hudson's Bay VP Bonnie Brooks, who brought the artwork back with her after living in Asia. "That piece is a very important contemporary Chinese work and the reason is because it's a social commentary. It's a view of society marching forward without thinking or being unique, without speaking out," she explains. The clever placement of the art near the dining table seems to invite the figure in the painting to engage dinner guests in a discussion. 

See more high-profile art collections in this gallery.

Comment Guidelines

We welcome your feedback on Houseandhome.com. H&H reserves the right to remove any unsuitable personal remarks made about the bloggers, hosts, homeowners and/or guests we feature. Please keep your comments focused on decorating, design, cooking and other lifestyle topics. Adopt a tone you would be willing to use in person and do not make slanderous remarks or use denigrating language. If you see a comment that you believe violates any of the guidelines outlined above, please click “Flag as inappropriate.” Thank you.

OK