1. How and when did you begin collecting? What was the first photograph you bought?
My parents would bring me to MOMA when I was a kid and I would always head straight to the photography collection. I would get lost in the images by Arbus, Eggleston, Penn and Avedon. First photograph was actually a series of small photogravures by Edward S. Curtis. They were Native American costume studies. I was a teenager at the 26th Street Flea Market trailing Andy Warhol. They are printed on tissue and their very stylized tribal costumes definitely influenced me to pursue studying fashion design at Parsons.
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