Professional But Artsy
Director of Walter Arader Gallery, New York


What does your ideal working outfit look like?
Professional but artsy, a little bit casual.


What’s best: heels or flats? Which brand or style?
Flats. Hmm… Theory for work, other brands for openings and events.

What’s your favorite art-related blog or app?
Christie’s channel on Youtube and Artsy.

What was the last thing you bought and loved?
I just bought a Louboutin Panettone Spikes Wallet.

What is/are your personal style signifier(s)/identifier(s)?
I would say minimalism with bright colors.

What’s your necessary extravagance?
I LOVE fine dining. I actually have a food critic platform on WeChat (Chinese WhatsApp) with lots of followers. lol

Three things/products you always need to have in your purse?
Creditcard, YSL Lipstick, Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Perfume.

What’s your ultimate beauty secret after long working hours?
YSL Radiant Touch.

What’s/are your favourite work(s) of art?
Rothko, Sugimoto, Lee Ufan, etc…

What in the art world are you most excited about at the moment?
I just went to Sargent Exhibit at MET. It is absolutely beautiful and romantic.

Most sexiest art person?
Picasso first came to my mind.


Where are you off to next?
It is a little bit late but I haven’t checked out Storylines exhibit at Guggenheim yet. I want to go to see it.

Where is your next art trip/travel going to be?
I just came back from the Hamptons and I’m going to Chicago this weekend for art/food there. lol

In your eyes: what is the most arty city?
New York City with no doubt.

Someone you have in mind to call the perfect artworld gentlemen?
I have a dear collector friend who is a perfect gentleman and very artsy too. I can’t disclose his information though.

Which artist should we have on our watchlist?
I LOVE Chinese artist Lu Yang’s works. Definitely on the watchlist.

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Photos: Afra Lu, Vicente Munoz