An Interview with Andrew Sheinman: Art Collections
Where did your collection begin?
Cy Twombly ‘Roman Notes’. I had seen the piece as a teenager and fell in love with the lyrical nature of the art but was not in a financial position buy it at that time. When I was 28 I was still thinking about it and used all my savings to make the purchase. To this day it sits front and center in my home.
What is the latest piece you purchased?
A client of mine is a great art collector with a spectacular collection. I learned about the work of Derrick Adams through her, and have since bought one of his collages for my own collection. I also recently purchased a coffee table by Sean Gerstly after seeing his work at the Superhouse show in New York.
Are you looking to add something specific to your collection?
I have my eye on a photo collage by my friend and neighbor Jonas Fredwall Karlsson. It is a collage of David Hockney in his studio.
Do you regret not purchasing a piece of art?
A Keith Haring Sculpture. I saw it at Art Basel a few years ago. I found myself thinking only about that piece as I continued walking around the fair but by the time I went back to inquire further it had already been sold.
Where do you go to buy art?
Michael Steinberg of Michael Steinberg Fine Art is my trusted friend and advisor. Michael vets artwork that I find of interest. He also presents new works to me that may not already be on my radar.
What do you have hanging in your living room and bathroom?
Above the family room sofa is a Tina Barney photograph and in my powder room there is a Richard Serra poster from a 2007 MoMa show.
If you could have any piece of art in the world, what would it be?
I saw a significant body of George Condo’s work in a magnificent show when in Athens a few years ago. I would love to live with a piece of his work. He is a real talent.