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Welcome to the first installment of a new FIRST VIEW feature: Collector Stories!
With Collector Stories, you get intimate portraits of incredible ARTWELOVE collectors. Collectors like you. Collectors like Roz.
She’s a New York City - Southern belle by way of Savannah, Georgia. With a Masters in Acupuncture, a background as a fashion stylist, and an artist in her own right, Roz’s personal style is a sophisticated and vibrant melding of East meets West (meets the South).
When we asked Roz for a tour of her home so we could take a look at how she’s integrated Paris by Ambroise Tezenas, she was gracious as could be! Such as when she kindly answered some of our rather Proustian questions. Answers to which follow.
What do you do for a living?
Artist, Designer, and Acupuncturist.
Why do you acquire and collect art?
It's fun owning a bit of someone's imagination.
What was your first art purchase?
Growing up, I was obsessed with the Roaring Twenties. For fun, I would go to antique shows. One day, I convinced my babysitter to loan me money for a period watercolor of a woman with blonde bobbed hair, Marlene Dietrich eyebrows, and finger waves. I wanted to be her.
If you could own any piece of art, what would it be?
Can't I just own the Louvre and everything in it?
When and where are you happiest?
In a boat on a river.
Which artist do you admire?
Marilyn Minter comes to mind, but I admire many others.
Which gallery, museum, or art-related space makes you happiest?
Museum of Modern Art, New York
What quality do you most admire in a piece of art?
When someone has the skill of an old master and the imagination of a child.
What artwork would you love to see in person?
I would have loved to have seen Ana Mendieta's performances and earthworks in person.
Pen or pencil?
Pen. The mistakes are sometimes the most interesting.
Abstract or Pop Art?
Dark or milk chocolate?
Works from Roz's Collection
Paris by Ambroise Tezenas
Archival pigment print
$65 (11 x 14 inches)
Present by Midori Harima
$50 (8 x 10 inches)
$100 (11 x 14 inches)
$240 (16 x 20 inches)