Remembering Anne Bass, the Late Connoisseur, Patron, and Philanthropist

From Town & Country

Much ink has been spent over the years about Anne Hendricks Bass, who died on Wednesday in New York. She was born in Indiana, lived much of her life in Texas, and spent time making extraordinary gardens in Connecticut and on the Caribbean island of Nevis.

But it was her position as a philanthropist, and as a force in the cultural life of this city, that made her a great New Yorker. Among the organizations she championed are the Museum of Modern Art and the New York City Ballet, among countless others.

Houses don’t mean what they used to, but for the people who care about these things, her taste in architecture and interiors was profoundly admired. She had a real voice, and the Fort Worth house she built with Paul Rudolph in 1970 and her New York apartment at 960 Fifth Avenue are unique, disciplined, timeless, and important.Read More..

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