At Home

Rob in the East Village

We made a visit to chat with Rob, one of our first Uprise collectors. After graduating from Columbia University, he taught in NYC for two years as a Teach For America corps member and then for one year in Beijing, China, through Princeton in Asia. Now a lawyer in NYC, Rob chats with us about his experiences abroad.

90a9a75f 0af3 4fe9 87b1 5e9f46c6a072
95f48105 4412 46cb 82f5 00ade43735e0
345cfac1 7e7b 4dba a733 9b2bcd22b74a
Slant

“My grandparents collect postwar American art, and growing up I would spend a lot of time in their galleries, just wandering and looking with no particular purpose or hurry. As kids, my cousins and I used to play red-light, green-light in a room full of Frank Stella sculptures. That was pretty unforgettable.”

63f70577 8a94 423e 9f83 51de026bfd5f
16b2b69a 2173 4c79 99e3 698a3880de8e
2188b60a 470e 4aa3 8884 4c21b3181d4e
E3616b54 a7e0 4f5c 8834 2ad32823b2e3
Slant

“I’m a lawyer in New York, so I don’t spend a ton of time in my apartment, but when I am at home, art makes the space feel more lively and dynamic. I also love the Eric Shaw piece in my office. The Anthony Cudahy painting provides color to an apartment which has pretty muted tones. I also like the sense of mystery it conveys. In the painting, a girl is pinning a flower on someone’s lapel. It’s unclear who the other figure is or what kind of room they are both in.”

Adaaf1b0 d825 45c1 902a 5661447a1b4b
Anthony Cudahy's "Lost 2"
678b03f5 ccb7 464e a877 4442a2814a6c
Dbd59581 87ea 44c0 8db2 1bdea93c9033

More From At Home

560740c8 727f 4fb8 a244 f809c369f2dd

At Home

An organic oasis in the West Village

East meets west in this organic oasis of a home in the West Village.

394c4442 1724 4cc9 b87e 9e19bf6983a6

At Home

A light-filled Brooklyn townhouse

An 1845 Brooklyn Heights home is restored and revived.

E4298e87 c86f 47d7 9275 1854928a77af

At Home

Timeless elegance in NoMad

277 Fifth Avenue is located in NYC's NoMad district and sits at the epicenter of fashion, technology, entertainment and residential living.