Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Living with art
Nathan Nissim is not a collector; he's an accumulator. He lives in two floors of a row house in Pittsburgh's Mexican War Streets district on the Northside. The neighborhood has seen a resurgence of interest over the last several years, with many of the row houses being restored to an elegant beauty.
Nathan's accumulation includes antiques, ethnic art and work by local artists. An artist himself, he has been accumulating for the last twenty years. Pictured at top left is Nathan and at top right is one of his pieces, currently installed in the bathroom.
His home is filled with a wide range of work. Each wall, corner, surface had an intimate selection of objects. At left is one view of his sitting room.
Nathan has taken great care in selecting works for his dresser. The hallway is a showcase of work, too.
At left are a couple close up shots of works in Nathan's accumulation.
This intense sculpture is placed in the bedroom. At the base of the sculpture is a slave bracelet.
I am looking forward to going back to visit with Nathan and his accumulations. Hopefully, the next visit will be to his studio.