The Collector

The Collector #21

October 19, 2020

 Keith Sanborn / Les LeVeque We’re already in deep with the title, which amounts to at least a partial description of one of my favorite paintings. It hangs dark yellow on pushpins through gromets on the pale yellow wall above the two monitors in [...]

The Collector #20

September 27, 2020

Lisa Schiller / Leon de Troy When the stay at home mandate began in mid March, I decided to move temporarily (or so I thought at the time) to my beau’s house in Brooklyn because it offered more space than my apartment and we could weather the [...]

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, [...]