The Collector

The Collector #19

July 12, 2020

 Lisa Levy / Brenda Zlamany   My husband, Phil Buehler and I collect a lot of work—our loft is filled with art. One of my all time favorite acquisitions is this magical portrait of Oona painted by her mother, Brenda Zlamany. Zlamany is an [...]

The Collector #18

June 25, 2020

 Brenda Zlamany / David Hockney Recently David Hockney signed this proof of “Old RinkRank Threatens the Princess”  for my daughter, Oona, “with love”, and I added it to our collection on the living room wall. It is one of 39 illustrations [...]

The Collector #17

June 10, 2020

 Anne Russinof / Tony Saunders This piece by Tony Saunders is one that I could look at forever. It has moved from one wall to another over the years, sometimes sharing space with the work of other artists, sometimes going solo. It used to live on a [...]

The Collector #16

May 24, 2020

 J.J. Murphy / Katherine Bradford Of all the paintings in our collection, this one arrived at a perfect moment—right before the pandemic ruptured our lives so significantly. I have always believed that what hangs on our walls affects the quality [...]

The Collector #15

May 17, 2020

Lisa Hein + Bob Seng / Kerry Law Lisa saw this painting at Kerry’s Bushwick open studio and told him on the spot she wanted to buy it. It took nearly a year to close the deal, but Kerry honored our dibs when other fans started closing in at his [...]

The Collector#14

May 10, 2020

Adam Simon / John Dougill   We were in London for a week or so and went to visit Vanessa Jackson, an artist Michele had gotten to know at a residency in England. After visiting her studio, Vanessa took us to the studio of her husband, John [...]

The Collector # 14

May 3, 2020

Peggy Ahwesh / Leonard Woodruff As the days of self quarantine drift by I spend more time with the handsome genre painting that hangs on my bedroom wall in upstate New York – a still life with a shapely yellow pitcher next to a opal green vase [...]

The Collector # 13

April 27, 2020

Deborah Brown / Emitte Hych   As someone who started one of the earliest artist-run galleries in Bushwick in 2010, I showed the work of many artists.  Once I opened my space I started to purchase the work of artists I showed at Storefront, [...]

The Collector # 12

April 21, 2020

Steven Harvey / Sangram Majumdar and Kyle Staver Conversations with Friends A few months ago I moved into a new home. I’ve had a lot of fun hanging pictures in the rooms of this house. Each morning I wake up to two works hanging side by side next [...]

The Collector # 11

April 12, 2020

Sharon Butler / Carl Ostendarp and Gail Fitzgerald Trade deal When I was up in Ithaca in the fall, I traded work with two artists who live up there—Carl Ostendarp and Gail Fitzgerald. I was teaching at Cornell, filling in for Carl, who was on [...]