I’ve never quite understood decoraters’ advice to cover bare walls by hunting for art at flea markets, poster shops or online art stores, but perhaps I am just lucky: All the art on our walls comes from family and friends, and there aren’t enough walls in our rather large apartment to hang all of it. Once in a great while I buy a piece of art that strikes me at the 57th Street Art Fair.

Our newest addition is from my friend Barbara – one panel from a series of originally three paintings called “Der Sommer schiesst quer” (roughly meaning “Summer upends things”). My husband, however, calls it “lollipops,” and he’s the one who gets to decide since it hangs opposite the door to his office, and he will see it the most. I immediately knew where it would go – a spot in the kitchen where previously a photograph by my brother had hung. Now I have to find a new home for that photograph, but I already have a spot in mind…