I love art, period,” states Aby Rosen, prosperous real estate baron and intrepid art dealer and collector.
He’s strategically reimagined and reinvigorated some of the most significant edifices in New York with his partner, Michael Fuchs, with whom he shares a childhood friendship. Their company, RFR Holding, is known for transforming the Lever House in 1998 followed by the Seagram Building in 2000 — infusing those properties with his singular appreciation for art and architecture in an unabashed manner.
When the history of 21st century New York is written, Mr. Rosen will no doubt have a chapter. But his empire extends far beyond the confines of New York to include Miami, Las Vegas and Tel Aviv. Worldwide, he owns 71 properties including the W South Beach, W Tel Aviv-Jaffa (opening next year), and …Read full article