About the Book
The work in Erika Ehrman’s series UN-SEEN explores the idea that the “truth” of family history is shifting and ultimately unknowable.
Following the death of her parents, Ehrman came across a box of family photographs spanning a period from the 1940s to the 1960s. The prints revealed scenes and portraits from the intriguing world her parents inhabited, an often glamorous, well-travelled life she knew only in parts from half-remembered anecdotes. In the same box she discovered a note from Man Ray to her mother and a message from the painter (and Picasso’s muse) Francois Gilot, addressed to her father. The shock of these discoveries led her to the question: “How do I not know these stories?”
At H+H you will find art, books and objects of delight and wonder. And useful things too, like a tin mug for your fireside coffee and a lantern to see you through the dark woods. We think utilitarian can be as beautiful as the decorative. The art on our walls is mostly contemporary, an eclectic mix of representational, abstract, figurative and conceptual work by an exceptional group of emerging and established artists.