Janet K. Ruttenberg, Badass

Joshua Bright for The New York Times
Joshua Bright for The New York Times

“I’m just not interested,” she explained of her decision to ignore the art market and paint only for herself. “I’m interested in working. It’s like cracking a code.” After a lengthy disquisition on the tricky composition of a group of nearby picnickers, the interrelationship of individual leaves and the elusive skin tones of a bare-chested man, she asked: “Who the hell can think of selling and galleries when there’s all this drama going on?”

She lives in a grand duplex apartment on one of Manhattan’s most rarefied blocks — Beekman Place. She now shares the apartment with her maids and original works by Picasso, Matisse, Goya, Ingres and others.

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Joshua Bright for The New York Times
Joshua Bright for The New York Times

 

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  1. gregory daniels

    Beautiful work with those da Vinci Brushes.