Friday, January 12, 2018

Laurie Tisch, collecting the giants, of New York and Modern Art

Show Us Your Walls
By Hilarie M. Sheets
Laurie Tisch in the living room of her Upper East Side apartment, where she displays, from left, Edward Hopper’s “Hodgkin’s House,” Barbara Chase-Riboud’s sculpture “Zanzibar Table Black,” Thomas Hart Benton’s “The Beach” and Alexander Calder’s mobile “Peacock.” Credit Adrienne Grunwald for The New York Times
Laurie M. Tisch’s apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan has spectacular views of Central Park. Reflecting her passions and role as a trustee at the Whitney Museum of American Art, it is filled with classic paintings by the country’s renowned modernists, including Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Jacob Lawrence, Thomas Hart Benton and Georgia O’Keeffe (with a radiant new acquisition of her “Blue Morning Glories”). Yet what often captures the attention of visitors, Ms. Tisch said with amusement, as she gave a recent tour of her home, are her trophies from the New York Giants’ Super Bowl XLII and XLVI victories. [More]
Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Blue Morning Glories” is a recent acquisition for Ms. Tisch. Credit Adrienne Grunwald for The New York Times