THE WINSOME NEO-EXPRESSIONIST
by Julie Ryan
In a well-appointed French restaurant in Zurich, a similarly well-appointed collector is sharing foie gras ice cream and espresso with the artist Donald Baechler
. The collector has several large Baechler works in several of her large homes, and is now turning her attention to the Chelsea Hotel in New York, where Baechler has been a resident since the late 1990s. Entertained by the landmark’s notorious history, she invited herself over to see Baechler’s apartment there, and asked how he entered the building.