Perfect Worlds: Art House

One-Bedroom Condo High-Rise
700 square feet

"I have 600 pieces of art in my collection. It's why I live. I like to look at art with my eyes and my heart, not my ears. . . . The theme of the apartment is purple and yellow and asymmetry. I hardly have any straight lines."
photo: Brian Kennedy

Steve Shane: Anesthesiologist and art lover

1Purple-and-yellow lacquer-finish mahogany media cabinet, Godley-Schwan

2Some of the art collection: Cindy Sherman, Jack Pierson, Bernd and Hilla Becher, hundreds of emerging artists, etc.

3Montis castor chair, Modern Age, 795 Broadway. Yellow-gold fabric discovered by Shane at Knoll, 76 Ninth Avenue.

4Yellow velvet upholstered cornice

board and radiator hider, Suben/Dougherty Partnership, 233 Spring Street, and Ian Gibbs of Home Works, 480 Broome Street. ("It was really important for me to get those purple dots in there.")

5Halogen lighting with gold reflectors, Modulightor, 246 East 58th Street.

6Frames, DDG Framing, 221 Bowery.

7Purple velvet chaise by Moroso, Suben/ Dougherty Partnership. Chaise cushion, Shane and Ian Gibbs, Home Works

8Custom-designed wool rug, Suben/Dougherty Partnership

9Plate made from photograph of Bette Midler and Steve Shane ("I used to be Bette Midler in a previous life.")

10Purple velvet guest book ("I have salons à la Gertrude Stein.")

11Round glass table, Dialogica, 484 Broome Street

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