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.
“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.”
“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.”
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