Fred Ognibene, D.C. art collector: ‘He buys what he loves, but there’s a vision’
Fred Ognibene calculated that it would take 89 spotlights to give the artworks in his apartment the lighting he thinks they deserve. And so, in pursuit of this well-illuminated dream, he has turned his home into a mini construction site. The furniture is shrouded in plastic, the walls are bare and everything is coated in a fine layer of dust.
That’s stressful for a highly organized, meticulously groomed person. But on a recent evening, Ognibene, a physician and one of Washington’s many private art collectors, was exuding his signature enthusiasm as he whisked around his 2,100-square-foot,... read more
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