Recession Art at Culturefix

Aspiring collectors find emerging artists in a new gallery storefront

Sensitive to the cash-strapped culture lovers of the world, Recession Art began with the simple premise of uniting aspiring collectors with emerging artists. After three years of shows at Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog, they have now opened RAC on New York’s Lower East Side. Seated atop Culturefix, an artsy watering hole with adjoining event space, RAC combines a storefront shop with a permanent gallery. “We wanted …

George Kravis

Avid design collector compiles contemporary-history objects

Sponsored content: A consummate collector for more than a decade, George Kravis has cultivated one of the preeminent art collections of industrial design. “I’ve always been interested in anything with a cord, a plug, a battery or a light,” states Kravis. Growing up in a household full of Russell Wright dinnerware and Tommi Parzinge furniture, Kravis’ appreciation for design developed at an early age. The …

Stamps of Approval

A celebrated collector brings to life the latest series of USPS commemorative stamps

Philanthropic art collector George R. Kravis II has a penchant for “almost anything with a motor, light, cord or battery.” The former radio head’s passion for industrial design has led him to amass thousands of objects. Some he used over the years and some he kept in pristine condition, but all are equally treasured. Tulsa-based Kravis was recently at NYC’s Cooper-Hewitt museum for the unveiling …