Aby Rosen Quotes (7 quotes)
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), Speech to Hamilton Club, Chicago, Ill., 10 Apr. 1899
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
―Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Dehumanization of Art (1948)
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Born: May 5, 1960 (age 58)
Nationality: United States of America
Occupation: art collector
Bio: Aby J. Rosen (born May 16, 1960) is a German-born American real estate tycoon living in New York City. He is the co-founder of RFR Holding, which owns a portfolio of 71 properties in United States cities including New York, Miami, and Las Vegas; and Tel Aviv, Israel. Highlights include the Seagram Building, Lever House, W South Beach, The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv, Gramercy Park Hotel, Paramount Hotel, and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, among other properties. Rosen is also a member of, a founding investor in, and the landlord to the Core Club in New York.Rosen is a noted collector of modern and contemporary art, owning more than 800 postwar pieces, including 100-plus works by Andy Warhol. His collection includes pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince and Jeff Koons.