Ronald Bricke Brightens Up The New York Times

Our own Ron Bricke features in Coloring Outside the Lines, by Constance Rosenblum, a story in the Sunday New York Times, August 21, 2011. It’s about Audrey Heckler, an important collector of outsider art, who lives in a wildly colorful Manhattan apartment. As the Times puts it:

The eye-popping setting is the work of Ronald Bricke, an interior designer who channeled Ms. Heckler’s inner passion for boldness. “I give him all the credit,” she said. “He’s so intuitive. He knew I’d like color, that I hated beige and brown.” Mr. Bricke did things like splash her sedate old furniture with brightly patterned fabric and paint the walls saturated colors like cherry and mango, despite the observation by one of Ms. Heckler’s friends that “you can’t hang art on mango.”

It’s a terrific story–congratulations Ron!–which you can check out by clicking here. Below are a couple of images of the apartment to whet your appetite.

Living and dining rooms in Audrey Heckler's Manhattan apartment by Ronald Bricke

Ronald Bricke was behind the bright and bold colors in Audrey Heckler’s Manhattan apartment, disproving the idea that  “you can’t hang art on mango.” Photograph by Ruby Washington for The New York Times.

Bedroom in Audrey Heckler's Manhattan apartment by Ronald Bricke

 Tawney the cat naps on the bed, unimpressed by Audrey Heckler’s collection of outsider art that Ron Bricke has given such a vibrant setting. Photograph by Ruby Washington for The New York Times.