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3 collectors and the things they collect. Texts and interviews by Amanda Benchley.
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Ruth Lande Shuman

“Entering Ruth Lande Shuman’s Upper East Side apartment in a formidable prewar building is like walking into an abstract painting: You’re immediately immersed in a riot of colors, swirling lines and biomorphic forms that extend throughout the rooms. It’s a far cry from the height-of-chic International Style in which Shuman had decorated the space. That was before she met avant-garde Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, who took one look at the colorless rooms and asked, ‘Why doesn’t this home look like you’”

Ruth Lande Shuman’s Manhattan Apartment Is a Happy Rainbow — Thanks to Gaetano Pesce

Todd Levin

“If there were such a thing as a blue-chip watch collector, Todd Levin would be just that [...] Levin bought his first luxury watch, a Philippe Dufour Simplicity, three years ago. He’d become intrigued by a set of books on watchmaking he gave his late father, a casual collector, and decided to dig in. That he did: first into the books and then into the watch market.”

From His Frank Lloyd Wright House, Todd Levin Shows Us His Coveted Watches

Sharon Hurowitz

“‘I went to the store on Rue Cambon for the first time twenty years ago, and I never walked out,’ jokes independent curator and fine-art publisher Sharon Coplan Hurowitz, remembering the beginning of her Chanel obsession.”

A Chanel Obsessives’ Cache Extends Well Beyond Her Walk In Closet

Robert Rauschenberg Archive

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

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