Brownstone Interior Destroyed at Hands of Artist Couple


We had mixed emotions reading the Times Real Estate story this weekend about the older artist couple who financed the purchase of a Stuyvesant Heights brownstone four years ago by selling a Basquiat that one of them had picked up for $100 back in the Eighties. (Anyone know what block this is?) Aren't there enough brownstones that have already been stripped of their original detail that someone wanting to create a modern space could avoid destroying yet another piece of history? Yes, these folks were considerate enough to call in a salvage company to save the architectural artifacts, but it's still a bummer. And how about all that tree-cutting? What a soap opera!
Bankrolled by a Basquiat [NY Times]
Photo by Gabriele Stabile for The New York Times

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