"Make Milwaukee": Week 5 | The Julia Taylor Collection
Listen: Over the course of every week, as these wonderful tour guides and I have a chance to collaborate, we get to know each other a little. Personally, I really relish this part of the job, as we exclusively end up working with dynamic and interesting people. This week, as Julia and I chit chatted, a theme kept reoccurring in our conversations -- she really loves art, especially collecting it and putting it in her house. Not one to shy away from inviting myself over for dinner, I asked her, "Can we do an art tour of your house?"
Julia was in. So on a warm winter morning, I biked over to her house and she give me a sampling of her spectacular, eclectic, and very personal art collection. Listen and learn a bit about Julia's art, as well as her approach to collecting:
Standing in her foyer, I asked Julia to show me a piece that she's acquired recently, and we didn't have to go far to find it. In a very prominent spot, greeting their gusts, she showed me a photo of Joe Pabst: Levi the Giant Schnauzer meet Pop Art Levi, her giant schnauzer, is a big dog (as the name would suggest). He is also a great model. Julia, a photographer in her own right, talks about a recent piece she made staring Levi: The Sad Boy Having grown up with a lot of art in my home, I know that a child's mind tends to pick out favorites. So, I asked Julia which pieces her grandchildren gravitate towards. Her answer -- "The Sad Boy." Huh: You might recognize this artist -- the painting Julia bought at Trocadero The above painting was described in the feature audio piece (purchased from a waitress at Trocadero), but is not related to the audio clip below. In this piece, she discusses the art of a family friend who went from Charles to "Carlos:" Start your own collection today! Or add to the one you already have! Julia does a lot of her art-finding at Gallery Night, but as her pieces indicate, you can fall in love with a piece of art anywhere, anytime. P r o d uced by: Adam Carr The beautiful foyer of Julia's art-filled house.