Friday, February 10, 2017

Show Us Your Wall: Love a piece of art? Grab it while you can

Show Us Your Walls
By Robin Pogrebin
Norman and Irma Braman beside Picasso’s “The Lovers” (1923). Credit 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Max Reed for The New York Times
FLORIDA---If there is one thing Norman and Irma Braman have learned over their many years of collecting, it is this: Do not hesitate. Acting decisively has enabled them to secure the prized artworks that fill their home here overlooking Indian Creek. There are Picassos, Warhols, de Koonings and an entire room full of Calders. While the Bramans now agree on everything they buy, that wasn’t always the case. “We’ve had works that she did not like and we got rid of them,” Mr. Braman said. “We’ve been married for 60 years. We don’t buy anything anymore without being on the same page.” [link]