House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

SANDRA GERING
Owner, Sandra Gering Inc. New York

A QUICK LITTLE GLIMPSE inside the house of New York-based art dealer, Sandra Gering, at her Beekman place jewelbox apartment where shelfie goals reign and each item has an inspirational and intellectual stimulative component rooted back to the artists Gering works with. That mixed with a decade of dedication to Chanel flats, Dior and Prada dresses in a lifelong favorite shade of petal pink and a 1980s Yves St. Laurent floral maxi dress, Gering’s life and home is the perfect mix of collected and curated.

Gering’s taste for avant-garde has led her to run an art empire now with a highly regarded Upper East Side namesake gallery that features contemporary artists (Kaws, to name one). The apartment itself is actually modeled after architect Eileen Grey.

“My most recent career highlight would be the successful restoration and creation of a museum for Eileen Gray’s modernist villa, e1027, in the south of France on the Mediterranean Sea. The iconic house, designed by Gray, was completed in 1929. I first saw the house in 1998 and started the non-profit organization Friends of e1027. The house opened to the public as a museum in the spring of 2015. I love Eileen Gray’s aesthetic so much because she was one of the strongest women in her creativity and was way before her time. She was the only woman architect who built something that the male architects were so jealous of. I actually adore the women of the ‘20s. Eileen Gray being one of them, Chanel being another, Gertrude Stein… these are all my role models. I feel that they were creative, they were strong-willed and they were able to get things accomplished in a man’s world. My apartment’s redesign was very much inspired by e1027. Everything in my apartment is built-in. I have a very white background for the art.”

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

Gering’s taste for avant-garde has led her to run an art empire now with a highly regarded Upper East Side namesake gallery that features contemporary artists (Kaws, to name one). The apartment itself is actually modeled after architect Eileen Grey.

“My most recent career highlight would be the successful restoration and creation of a museum for Eileen Gray’s modernist villa, e1027, in the south of France on the Mediterranean Sea. The iconic house, designed by Gray, was completed in 1929. I first saw the house in 1998 and started the non-profit organization Friends of e1027. The house opened to the public as a museum in the spring of 2015. I love Eileen Gray’s aesthetic so much because she was one of the strongest women in her creativity and was way before her time. She was the only woman architect who built something that the male architects were so jealous of. I actually adore the women of the ‘20s. Eileen Gray being one of them, Chanel being another, Gertrude Stein… these are all my role models. I feel that they were creative, they were strong-willed and they were able to get things accomplished in a man’s world. My apartment’s redesign was very much inspired by e1027. Everything in my apartment is built-in. I have a very white background for the art.”

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

“Whether you are an artist, a gallerist, a dealer, a curator, or a museum director, you must have a passion for art. It actually must be the only creative thing you can do in the world. And with that, you must have lots of courage and fortitude, and be open to change every moment. I believe I was accepted into the field immediately. I had my first review coming from my home on 11th Street be ‘astounding’ and it was in Art Forum Magazine, so it was pretty amazing. I knew I was on the right path. I think that women are equals in the art world. It’s open to us all.”

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

House of Sandra Gering, Art Dealer

“What I love most about art world is the communication between the artist and the viewer. Duchamp is quoted as saying that an artwork is not complete until the viewer views it. I love the metaphysical communication that is involved. I love the creative process. What excites me about the art world is that in 100 years from now when a piece of art is found it will depict what our world was like in the 21st century, what materials we used, the colors and the technology. Just as when we find things from the Stone Age, or any age for that matter, it tells about life during that time.”

Photos & Quotes: The Coveteur