“When I started working at 1950, I started buying myself Prouvés and other pieces,” she says. “Now I buy what I love.” Her favorite piece isn’t a modernist icon at all, but a museum-quality 19th-century Naga costume made from boar’s hair. “I bought it at the tribal fair at the Armory; I had never seen anything quite like it. It’s extraordinary because it’s not often you find the hat and the sheild together.” Other favorites include a Chinese wall relief from the 18th century, a Nigerian tribal tunic filled with amulets, and a small Chinese rosewood box she scored at Christie’s. “I got very lucky because the day of the auction was very rainy, thank god.”
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“When I started working at 1950, I started buying myself Prouvés and other pieces,” she says. “Now I buy what I love.” Her favorite piece isn’t a modernist icon at all, but a museum-quality 19th-century Naga costume made from boar’s hair. “I bought it at the tribal fair at the Armory; I had never seen anything quite like it. It’s extraordinary because it’s not often you find the hat and the sheild together.” Other favorites include a Chinese wall relief from the 18th century, a Nigerian tribal tunic filled with amulets, and a small Chinese rosewood box she scored at Christie’s. “I got very lucky because the day of the auction was very rainy, thank god.”