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How Lisa Schiff Is Surprising the Art World
Signing a 10 years lease is just the beginning
Feature 07 May 2019

New York City, Art Advisor
Lisa Schiff is likely on speed dial of all the world’s leading collectors and one of the leading advisors for all things contemporary. In addition to all of this, she has also just opened her own space in NYC.
As galleries across the globe are shutting down and converting into temporary pop ups, this woman has the guts to sign a 10-year lease on setting up a new “experimental place.” Schiff has just rebooted her Instagram too, kicking off the new one with her son at Disneyland, proving to us that she has the enviable ability to juggle a top career at the same time as being a great mum. Lisa Schiff seems to be a living treasure box and when you read on, you will see why: from the purchase of a crystal meth sculpture, to her favourite artists.
 

In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
THE WORLD IS CHANGING SO DRAMATICALLY AND WITH GREAT VELOCITY; I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HOW THE ART WORLD RESHAPES OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS

Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
HUNDREDS – I HATE EMAIL AND TRY NOT TO LOOK

Perfect working outfit…
SNEAKERS, JEANS, TSHIRT, ELU JEWELRY   

Your everyday online art read is…
THE ART NEWSPAPER

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Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
AN ELIAS HANSEN CRYSTAL METH NEON SCULPTURE. BESIDES RIDICULOUS, I THOUGHT IT WAS SMALL AND IT’S ENORMOUS

This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND “GET DOWN TONIGHT”

Favourite art x brand collaboration…
ALEX ISRAEL AND RIMOWA

You first post on Instagram…
I DELETED AN ENTIRE LIFETIME AND RESTARTED.  NEW ROUND IS ME AND MY SON LEONARDO AT DISNEY LAND WEARING GOOFY AND MINNIE HATS.

Favourite hashtag…
#OneAllEvery

Your art world muses…
Marika Kielland, Clara Keany, Rebecca Ryba, Albert Weaver, Maya McLaughlin and Talia Simon – these guys keep SFA Advisory running.  They ARE SFA Advisory. 

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Describe yourself with three emojis…
???

Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
I WOULD PREFER TO HAVE LUNCH WITH AN ARTWORLD LADY SO WILL SAY…. BARBARA GLADSTONE, PAULA COOPER, SADIE COLES,  SHAUN REGEN, FAIRFAX DORN, AMY CAPPELAZZO, JEANNE GREENBERG, DOMINQUE LEVY, MARION GOODMAN, ROSELEE GOLDBERG, HELEN MOLESWORTH, THELMA GOLDEN, CANDACE CARMEL BARASCH AND CAROL GREENE.  MY OTHER MUSES.  THESE BAD ASS WOMEN IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES IN THE ART WORLD HAVE EITHER PAVED THE WAY OR ARE KEEPING THE WAY OPEN.  THEY ARE ALL MY INSPIRATION. 

Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
IVY HALDEMAN, ELAINE CAMERON WEIR, MIKA TAJIMA, MATTHEW WONG, ANN CRAVEN, KATIE STOUT, ELLIOTT HUNDLEY, YANN GERSTBERGER, WANGECHI MUTU

Instagram: @lisaschiff123 and @sfaadvisory and @one_all_every

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