I never met
Never sold him something directly.
But he ended up with plenty
of my finds over the years,
mostly through auctions because
he was a BIG auction buyer.
I think it was
fitting that his whole collection ended up at
Sotheby's in 2009
after his sudden and unexpected death.
He was a truly great collector,
and the home he created in the middle of the city
was magical and otherworldy,
considering it was in
and not some tiny French village....
Photo of his home before he went apeshit
buying at auction.
Love the Luis Barragan-esque stairs
Entering another world....
He loved the paintings of
They didn't include a single one in the sale,
even though they were featured prominently in the home.
The Johnny Swing sofa went NUTZ.
I think it hammered at 85,000,
meaning someone paid over 100k for it.
Another Robert on the mantel.
Go Robert go!
That was my Don Drumm cabinet to the left.
That lucite and steel walkway
connected 2 parts of the building.
But looking good....
The poor man's Bertoia,
Smokey Tunis and Serge Mouille,
you don't get much more
diverse than that....
Time to go, way too soon, but time to go.......