Heidi Lee is living the dream of art aficionados everywhere as a contemporary art consultant and appraiser. She is the founder of Heidi Lee Art Advisory, where she provides modern and contemporary art consulting, and she is also founder/owner of EditionedArt, a limited editions art gallery. As a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA) Lee is certified to provide the highest standard of curatorial consultation. She is currently an independent advisor for high end clients including JP Morgan Chase, Sotheby’s and Christie’s international auction houses, and the Armory Show. Lee lives in New York City where she volunteers her spare time at local schools and art charities.
Where were you born ?
New York City
How long in New york:
Founder of Heidi Lee Art Advisory and EditionedArt
Park Avenue Café and Plaza Athenee
Sushi of Gari and Nomado 33
Best Ethnic Food:
Sant Ambroeus and Bottega Del Vino
Best place for late night dining:
Tropical Snow at Woo Lae Oak and the Vanilla Creme Cake at Cipriani
Best place for a romantic date:
Casa Mono & Bar Jamon
Best Sunday brunch:
Cafe Gitane in the Jane Hotel
Rose Bar in Gramercy Park Hotel
Best place for a power business meeting:
Four Seasons Hotel
All-around favorite spot in New york:
Sailing around the East River and Hudson. You get remarkable views of the cityscape.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Jumeirah Essex Hotel for business guests, The Mark for friends, and Gramercy Park Hotel for hipsters
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Foley + Corrina for vintage pieces and Open Ceremony
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
H. Stern, Wempe, and costume jewelry for traveling from Jennifer Miller.
Great Jones Spa and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental; Hamman Turkish baths
Favorite Charity Event:
Smaller art non-profits like Independent Curators International, Free Arts and the New Museum. The events are Save Venice, the Met Ball, and Sheba Medical Center gala
Favorite Cultural Event:
Anything from Fashion Week to Opening Night at the Met. Also, The Armory Show, the Flamenco Festival, and Restaurant Week
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The New Museum and The Met Opera
Best Aspect of New york:
It has the highest concentration of talented and beautiful people in the world no matter who you are there is something for you. Also the energy is infectious!
The Post House
The Modern at MoMA or Via Quadronno
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Equinox, and my personal trainer Michael Bornechea
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Tarek at Prestige Limousine
The Whitney Biennial and MoMA's PS1 Greater New York exhibition
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Met's Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio