Expert Picks: Sportscaster and Former Sotheby’s Staffer Corey Robinson Shares His Favorite Works on Artnet Galleries

The NBC Sports reporter also tells us how he plans to spend his time after lockdown is over.

Corey Robinson. Courtesy of NBC Sports.
Corey Robinson. Courtesy of NBC Sports.

Corey Robinson—former college football player, current NBC Sports reporter, and dedicated art lover—is a man of many talents and interests. The son of NBA Hall-of-Famer David Robinson, Corey played college football as a wide receiver for Notre Dame, and now serves as a reporter and digital correspondent for NBC Sports.

Corey’s interests span well beyond sports, though. After graduating from Notre Dame in 2017, he joined the art world by taking on an internship at Gagosian, then working at Sotheby’s, where he was known to mix it up with his fashion-forward looks.

These days, Corey is broadcasting from home and recapping the week in sports on his Instagram. Read on to learn more about Corey, including the first place he plans to visit once quarantine is over, his go-to dinner-party menu, and which artworks he’s currently eyeing in Artnet Galleries.

Corey’s Favorite Things

GO-TO DINNER PARTY MENU
Pizza and Barolo!

PODCAST
Corporate Lunch by GQ.

NEW QUARANTINE HOBBY
I started these little Piano 101 videos on Instagram, so trying to teach piano has been a fun (and challenging) hobby. Other than that, I’m learning how to play the blues on my guitar.

OBJECTIVELY BEST ICE CREAM FLAVOR
Taro.

POST-OPENING SPOT IN CHELSEA
Star on 18th.

ARTIST
Clementine Hunter. She’s not a new artist, but I’m new to her work.

WAY TO SPEND A FRIDAY NIGHT (PRE-QUARANTINE)
A table for one at Ippudo, a late-night foot massage in Chinatown. Then hit the arcade!

PIECE AT THE MET
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form (Shuiyue Guanyin).

FIRST PLACE TO GO POST-QUARANTINE
The Met!

EMOJI
🤙

Corey’s Gallery Picks

I’m drawn to art that is evocative or ethereal. When I look at a piece, I have to feel something. The work that does that usually captures a fleeting moment or has some otherworldly quality to it. For example, a few of my favorite artists are Frankenthaler, Modigliani, Klimt, Ruth Asawa, and Belkis Ayón.

 

Lucio Fontana
Concetto Spaziale

Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts.

 

Lynda Benglis
IKILO

Courtesy of Cheim & Read.

 

Ficre Ghebreyesus
Figure with Trees and Horse Head

Courtesy of Galerie Lelong.

 

James Rosenquist
Professional Courtesy

Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

 

Claes Oldenburg
Fagend Study

Courtesy of Richard Saltoun Gallery.

 

Cecily Brown
The Last Shipwreck

Courtesy of Galerie Frank Fluegel.

 

Chris Ofili
Poolside Magic – Reflection 3

Courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery.

 

Dawoud Bey
Black-and-White Type 55 Polaroid Street Portraits: A Woman at Fulton Street and Washington Avenue

Courtesy of Rena Bransten Gallery.


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