When Starting a Collection Coincides With a Wedding

Show Us Your Walls
By Shivani Vora
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg and Noah Tepperberg in their apartment with their children, from left, Elanor, 10 months, and Benjamin, 4, in front of “Impenetrable by Time” by Gregory Siff (2018).
Noah Tepperberg has been buying art for two decades, but when he married Melissa Wood they went back to square one to accommodate their shared tastes. Tepperberg, who is known for being one of the founders of several nightclubs and restaurants, including Lavo and Tao, with outlets in New York and beyond, says art interests him almost as intensely as his business does. Although Mr. Tepperberg, 43, has been acquiring art for about 20 years, he and his wife, Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, 36, started building a new collection when they married in 2016. [More]
“Untitled” (2016) by Adrien Brody, a wedding gift.
A wooden door by the street artist Vhils (2018).