Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Indoor patio - open on one side to the garden

On the round table surrounded by the semi-circle benches, a 1944 Max Ernst wood sculpture, "Jeune Homme au Coeur Battant." William Turnbull's massive "Columbus" (1960) in rosewood and bronze. Overhead, a 1950 Alexander Calder mobile, "Nine Elements," Andy Warhol's 1972 "Portrait of Marcia Weisman."

Kadinsky's "Yellow Nude" 

Overlooking the dining table, Kandinsky's "Yellow Nude" divides the living and dining areas and Barnett Newman's sculpture, "Here I (to Marcia)." At left, a partial view of Morris Lewis's "Beta Rho" (Unfurled).

Fred Weisman's Dressing Room

Front and center, George Segal's "Woman on Green Chair-Ruth" (1964). Arman's "Yang and Yin," acrylic cube with watercolor containers, used as a table. In the window, Claes Oldenburg's "Pastry Case; Baked Potato, Sundae, Banana, Transformed by Eating."

Marcia Weisman
1917 bronze, "Seated Bather," Jacques Lipchitz

Indoors, Outdoors;

The Collection of masterpieces of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weisman

Over the mantlepiece, William de Kooning, "Dark Pond" (1945). Left of mantle, Arshile Gorky, 1964 Clyfford Still on back wall,Wayne Thiebaud's "Lollipop" seen through door to kitchen.  Left of that, an historic Jackson Pollack - his last painting, "Scent"(1955). Seen through entrance to breakfast room/bar, a magnificent Barnett Newman, "Onement Number 6," with a rare Newman sculpture in front of it. On the left wall, another view of  Wassily Kandinsky's "Yellow Nude" (1911). Henry Moore's 1948 bronze, "Family Group," on foreground table. Other sculptures, a Naum Gabo "Construction" in anodized bronze and wire - right of fireplace, Giacoma Manzu's "Seated Cardinal," 1959 bronze on rear coffee table.

The Movable Masterpieces of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Weisman
Vogue May 1974
Photography: Horst
Decor: George Hall

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