Some Collectors Take a D.I.Y. Approach; Others Call in the Pros

Show Us Your Walls
By Hilarie M. Sheets
The SoHo home of Kathy and Steven Guttman with artwork from left: Arlene Shechet’s “Not Knot” (2010), Camille Henrot’s “Overlapping Figures” (2011) and Amy Sillman’s “PAT”(2017). The floor lamp is by Studio BBPR. Camille Henrot/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Brittainy Newman/The New York Times
Sometimes, it’s refreshing to mix up your surroundings, rearrange the furniture and shuffle the art. But few people have the flexibility that Kathy and Steven Guttman do. “We’re always moving something,” said Mr. Guttman. The Guttmans frequently rotate works from their collection of more than 1,000 objects of contemporary art and eclectic design among their four homes in the United States and France. Early acquisitions included abstract paintings by the Washington-based artists Gene Davis and Sam Gilliam and pieces of English furniture. [More]
Far left on podium, Nicole Eisenman’s “Guy With Stuff on Toast” (2018) and behind sofa, Cecily Brown’s “Bather & Cops” (2017).Credit...Brittainy Newman/The New York Times
Left, Anne Collier’s “Smoking Portfolio II” (2007-12) and, center, Harold Ancart’s “Untitled” (2018).Credit...Brittainy Newman/The New York Times

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