Category
  • Patron
Also known as
Phil Aarons
Residence
New York; East Hampton; Connecticut; Miami
Spouse/partner
Shelley Fox Aarons

Experience

Profession

Real Estate Developer

Position

Co-Founder, Partner Millennium Partners

Profile

Bio

The first artwork that the pair acquired together was by Lawrence Kupferman, who was a friend of Phil's parents. “[W]e boldly requested to receive one as a wedding gift,” they told Interview magazine. “He gave us a beautiful watercolor on paper, which we still own today.” www.artnews.com/top200/shelley-fox-aarons-and-phi…

Phil is a real-estate developer who, in 1990, cofounded the firm Partner Millennium Partners; Shelley is a psychiatrist. The two own work by more than 500 artists, and are especially known for their support of artist books; Phil is president of Printed Matter’s board.

The first artists they began collecting in depth were Tom Sachs and Guillermo Kuitca, according to a Flash Art interview, and they count many as close friends. (“Shelley has given me tons of free psychotherapy,” Sachs told New York magazine in 2012.)

Recognition Edit

  1. Top 200 Collectors, Artnews, 2012–2016

Affiliations Edit

  1. Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, MoMA PS1, New York
  2. President, Board of Directors, Printed Matter, New York

Art

Collection public and viewable where?

n/a