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Acrylic on bedsheet painting of two pulp romance characters by Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson

Angry Hills, 2017
Acrylic on bed sheet
96h x 66w in (243.84h x 167.64w cm)
© Walter Robinson, courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery; photo by Argenis Apolinario

A wall full of art can often map a complex network of relationships. It certainly does for Lisa Rosen, a conservator of paintings, and her husband, the painter Walter Robinson, a crucial figure among the image appropriators of the Pictures Generation.

The couple live on the fifth floor of an Upper East Side walk-up. Dozens of artworks fill their one-bedroom apartment, including ones by Richard Prince, Marilyn Minter and Tom Otterness. There’s also a painting by Ms. Rosen’s first husband, James Nares.

“Most of the collection is by friends and family,” Mr. Robinson said. “Everything here has a story.”

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