Fine art consulting firm Gregg Lane Art Management is celebrating 10 years in 2020 and the two women behind its incredible success owe it in part to their different perspectives. LISA GREGG and KATE LANE FERRARO are like two sides of a coin—offering both the art world’s edgy and modern options. Here is how these creatives stay current between art buys.
ON THEIR NIGHTSTANDS
Gregg: “Gather As You Go: Sharing Lessons Along The Way by Carol Lavin Bernick. The longtime Chicago executive of Alberto Culver and current philanthropist shares her life lessons on leadership, philanthropy, and promoting women in business.” Ferraro: “Inspired by Christie’s New York Spring 2018 auction of Peggy and David Rockefeller’s estate, and the acquisitions they made from Gertrude Stein’s estate, I returned to Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast with tales depicting his life and friendship with Stein in Paris in the 1920s and her collection of Modernist masterpieces. I’m fascinated with Modern art and the group of artists and patrons of this time, including Picasso, Matisse, and Cezanne.”
ON THEIR MOBILES
Gregg: “Hunt Slonem on Instagram—his use of color and animals is creative and just plain joyful. We have placed this artist many times and have followed his career for years.” Ferraro: “I follow a handful of galleries and the artists they represent including English print dealer Lyndsey Ingram from whom we purchased a beautiful set of 1972 Frank Stella prints and Houston dealer Sicardi gallery that specializes in avant-garde Latin American artists, including Hugo di Marziani.”
IN THEIR EARBUDS
Gregg: “I listen to what my teenagers listen to. Everything from the Jonas Brothers to Ariana Grande, but when I take control, I listen to the other Arianna … Huffington and her TED talks on sleep.” Ferraro: “For podcasts, I love How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz for the ultimate inspirational interviews with entrepreneurs and how they started their own businesses. For music, I follow my son Mathew and the playlists he posts on Spotify. As a sophomore at Yale and a lover of all kinds of music, he DJ’s parties and events on campus playing current sounds by Frank Ocean and Robert Glasper, plus ‘throwbacks’ like The Cure.”