The Kips Bay show house wrapped-up earlier this month, and now we are stepping back to reflect on a successful run in New York. The Robert Brown team spent the spring scattered across the country (for show houses in North Carolina, Atlanta, and New York, the La Cienega LEGENDS event in L.A., and client projects throughout the Southeast), but working in New York City stands out for being uniquely challenging and completely satisfying.
Kips Bay designers only have about a month to design their space, shop, and complete the installation, so it takes a fine-tuned machine to pull everything off without a hitch—and especially to do it from 1,000 miles away. I am fortunate to have a skilled team in-house, and to have become acquainted with some of the most brilliant and magnanimous artists, purveyors, and craftspeople in New York.
Among those benevolent individuals who contributed to our success at Kips Bay is Betsy Craig, Associate Director of Spanierman Gallery, to whom I am profoundly grateful—as much for her generosity as for her remarkable vision and knowledge. Betsy immediately understood where I was going with my space and offered the most perfectly curated assortment of museum-quality contemporary paintings. Spanierman Gallery has one of the finest collections of 19th Century to modern art I’ve seen, but it’s the Spanierman team that really sets this gallery apart from the rest.
Here are the pieces that we chose:
Gray and Orange, 1956, Gertrude Greene
Oil on canvas, 40 x 34 inches
Untitled, Stephen Pace
Oil on Canvas, 22 x 28 inches
45 E 58 Street
New York, NY 10022