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There are those whose collections “look like the art advisor gave them every tip, and they went with it,” and then there’s Andy and Kate Spade.
The Spades are the type of collectors who hang their Rene Ricards and Gerhard Richters alongside their own scribbles, or something their daughter made. They’re fans of mixing and matching styles with abandon—“When every piece is something you like, it somehow works out, you know?” They favor passing on blue-chip names (although they have plenty of those, too), and buying from smaller working artists. They’ll mix in flea market finds and furniture they scored as a street-side steal with prestigious international collectibles, and somehow, it all makes perfect sense. In fact, during our interview, Andy (whom you already know as the co-founder of Partners & Spade and Sleepy Jones), describes setting out to build what’s become the family collection as “I would [buy art] by my personal taste. It doesn’t always make for good investments, but it always makes for a happy collection.” And isn’t that the point?
Click through to see just how it all comes together in their Manhattan home.