Friday, June 30, 2017

Collector Victoria Rogers at her Manhattan apartment.

Show Us Your Walls
By Ted Loos
Victoria Rogers at her Manhattan apartment. The large piece behind her is the first work she collected: Émile Bernard’s “Vue de Pont-Aven” (1887), which is uncharacteristic of what she collects now. Below the Bernard at left is a work by Bruce High Quality Foundation, based on a photo of Ms. Rogers and a friend. The top drawing is by Lorna Simpson, while on her table are vases by Kara Walker. Credit 2017 Emile Bernard/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
NEW YORK---Victoria Rogers, who has spent the past year as director of arts for the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, is one of those people who juggles so many commitments — from work to nonprofit activities to social engagements — that you may feel a little lazy or unpopular by comparison. Art collecting is one of her many pursuits, as evidenced by her crowded Greenwich Village apartment, a studio that is trying, with the addition of a partition, to be a one-bedroom. Pieces by Hank Willis Thomas, Yinka Shonibare and LaToya Ruby Frazier are all on view, demonstrating her passion for work by black contemporary artists. [More]