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Elizabeth in Williamsburg

Hidden away on a quiet street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, writer and Uprise collector Elizabeth’s one-bedroom apartment offers a warm retreat. With high ceilings and windows on either end, the space is flooded with natural light, highlighting her eclectic collection of paintings, photographs from friends, and “red hot” objects.

Artworks by Aliza Cohen and Michael Northrup.

Photos by Alisha Siegel.

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Photograph by Michael Northrup

“I've toyed with the idea of collecting by medium — a photo, followed by a painting, followed by drawing, followed by ceramic, for example — but it never seems to work out that way. Probably because you can't choose what you fall in love with. ”

— Elizabeth

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“One of the great things about living in New York City is that I feel surrounded by people who are actively pursuing their art form; next on my collecting list is a piece from a friend and former colleague named Andre Wagner, who blows my mind with his street photography.”

— Elizabeth

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Painting by Aliza Cohen
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“The first piece of art I ever purchased is a lacquered photograph of a woman, fully dressed, submerged in a pool of water. Something about the way she is suspended spoke to me in the moment; I actually didn't buy it at first, and then panicked and went back to the gallery. Now it's next to my bed. ”

— Elizabeth

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“The Red Hot sign is actually an object my partner (who, I should mention, has great taste and an incredible eye) had before I met him. He rescued it from a store display that was being dismantled.”

— Elizabeth

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“I don't have a guiding principal for collecting, save to only buy things you intend to live with for a long time.”

— Elizabeth

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“I think, generally, it's valuable to think beyond the gallery, and allow yourself to perceive something as art that maybe someone else might not. ”

— Elizabeth

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