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See the 250-Pound, 8-Foot Sculpture Art Collector Alexandra Stanton Squeezed Into Her Living Room

Alexandra Stanton’s art collection
Portrait of Alexandra Stanton. Tomashi Jackson, Among Fruits (Big Shane and the Farmer), 2021. Photography by Kristian Keene. All images courtesy of the artists and Stanton.

Alexandra Stanton grew up immersed in the art world. Family trips to Sotheby's and New York galleries provided a holistic education in collecting, and now, the attorney and CEO of Empire Global Ventures LLC is lining the walls of her Water Mill home with an eclectic array of works, including a 250-pound Leilah Babirye sculpture that required "herculean efforts" to move into place. Ahead of this year's gala at the Parrish Art Museum, where Stanton serves on the Host Committee and is the co-chair of the Board of Trustees, the collector reflects on her first purchase, most challenging bids, and partying with the art world. 

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