BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors
The Bradshaw Collection
A collector couple that profits from the bundled synergy of their highly developed feel for art
It was a shared love of art that brought Cecily and Robert Bradshaw together about 15 years ago. Both collected art prior to their marriage but Robert Bradshaw attributes their current collection in large part to the influence of his wife’s tastes. Cecily Bradshaw sits on the Director’s Council of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, and their collection reflects this blue-chip sensibility. Works by Anselm Kiefer, Chiharu Shiota, William Kentridge, Tony Cragg, and Vija Celmins are but a few of those installed in their Toronto home.
To furnish their residence, the Bradshaws appointed renowned Dallas-based interior designer Jan Showers to create spaces that generously highlight the couple’s art collection. The design also took special care to incorporate the Bradshaws’ impressive trove of livres des artistes(350+), featuring books illustrated by Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, Henri Matisse, and Marcel Duchamp, among many others.
Images courtesy of The Bradshaw Collection