This article in Art & Antiques focused on an apartment I shared with my wife and daughter in Greenwich Village, and the integration of an art and decorative arts collection in a family environment…

Glenn Gissler - Blog - Arts & Antiques - June 2008

Works on paper by Nancy Spero, “Untitled (Artaud Series)” 1969, and “Premetheus”1998 by Leon Golub hung over the Breck sofa from Jonas. Vegetable dyed Tibetan area rug from Stephanie Odegard, vintage floor lamp from Time & Materials – Woodstock.

Glenn Gissler - Arts & Antiques - June 2008

Robert Smithson word piece c 1966, and a drawing by Richard Tuttle from 1965 hang on the left wall over the bookcase, with another work by Tuttle “New Mexico, New York, #14” 1998 hangs over the Donald Judd partner’s desk.


Vija Celmins “Saturn Stamps” 1995, a marble sculpture of a house form by Louise Bourgeois and a conceptual work by Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler. The left wall was full of works on paper hung ‘salon style’. I designed the glass-fronted bookcase to house ‘rare’ art books and catalogues. The benches were originally used in a breakfast eating nook in a Colonial-Revival house.

Glenn Gissler - Arts & Antiques - June 2008

The sculpture on the pedestal is “Shami” by Tobi Kahn, 1984, the work on paper hanging on the wall is an ‘early’ work by Brad Kahlhamer.

Glenn Gissler - Arts & Antiques - June 2008

Another work by Nancy Spero “Let the Priests Tremble” 1994-97 hung in the elevator hall along with an overflow of art books and a cluster of vintage mercury glass.

Glenn Gissler - Arts & Antiques - June 2008

The drawing over the bed is by Alan Saret “Untitled” 1983, and the two-part work on the right wall is by Richard Tuttle.

It was a joyful apartment with a young child, great light and splendors of fine art from contemporary makers, many of whom were friends.