Alan & Sue Ravitz

New York, NY
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Where did you grow up?
Sue grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Al grew up in Detroit.

Where do you live?
We live in NYC but spend time in LA.

Tell us bit about 57W57 Gallery..
57W57ARTS is a friendly, low key project space that mounts shows of art, furniture, and soon, artists’ books.  It’s connected to Al’s child psychiatry office, which is filled with more art and furniture.

Who is your style icon?
Sue loves Martin Margiela. Al doesn’t have a style icon.

Three items of clothing you could not live without?
Sue can’t live without Levi 501’s, Belgian loafers, and her Canter’s Deli t-shirt.

Al can’t live without 1955 Levi 501’s, Buzz Rickson 1942 khakis, and nice, plain t-shirts.

What’s your personal soundtrack?
Sue’s: Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, and Neil Young.

Al’s: Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and A Love Supreme.

What does style mean to you?
Style is a deeply felt commitment to a personal aesthetic.

If you could meet any person in the world, who would that be?
We don’t have anyone specific we want to meet, but we like meeting nice, interesting people.

Favorite color?
Al’s favorite color is orange. Sue doesn’t have a favorite color.

Favorite food/ restaurant?
We love Italian food, Sociale in Brooklyn Heights, and Posto Pizza on 2nd Ave are our regular spots.

What would you like to do when you grow up?
We are, for better or worse, grown up.


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