(AW) Lydia, first things first, what's your favorite piece on Art Wall?
(LBK) Birch Tree Forest by Lisa Congdon. Gustav Klimt is one of those artists that leaves a lasting image. I'm drawn to works that infuse the decorative with the spiritual--the scintillating trunks of Lisa's Birch Tree Forest feed the eye and soul. I wonder if Lisa knows of Klimt's Forest of Birch Trees?
Many weekends you can find me at the Neue Galerie on the Upper East Side taking in Klimt's masterpieces or delighting in the best Hungarian beef goulash with herbed quark spatzle I've ever had.
(AW) What's your favorite thing in your home under $10.00?
(LBK) Finishing salts. The rose color of coarse Himalayan salt paired with the sel gris (French grey salt) makes a beautiful addition to the table and a perfect accompanient to roasted vegetables or exquisitely seared meats.
(AW) What's a "don't-leave-home-without-it" item in your handbag?
(LBK) Clinique Superbalm Lip Gloss in Apricot. I'm all about accentuating, not compensating. This is a simple go-to beauty remedy.
(AW) What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
(LBK) My husband and I love to preview auctions and go to gallery openings. We're developing our eye and learning about each other's aesthetic and intellectual preferences so that we can collect art with confidence. I'm also a sucker for a morning cappuccino and pain au chocolat with friends. Reminds me of visits to France.
(AW) What is your favorite new item for spring?