Collector and Founder of the Sloomoo Institute Karen Robinovitz Picks Her Favorite Works From Artnet Galleries
Here are some of the collector's favorite things.
Karen Robinovitz co-founded the Sloomoo Institute in 2019 with the mission of embracing play. The interactive sensory experience and brand, located in New York’s Soho neighborhood, is centered entirely on the joys and stress-relieving qualities of slime, which it sells and displays in a variety of forms, including pots of slime, pink bubble bath slime, and s’more-shaped slime. Infused with color and art, Sloomoo’s loft-like environment is lined with custom wallpaper by Flavor Paper and immersive installations by Jillian Meyer, Paul Outlaw and Jen Catron.
Sloomoo is not Robinovitz’s first foray into the art world. She prides herself on building her own collection of work by contemporary female artists including Julie Curtiss, Emily Mae Smith, Gahee Park, Danielle McKinney, Donna Huanca, and many more. “I only collect what moves me emotionally. Many of the in-demand artists I acquired were found early, long before their museum rise,” Robinovitz, a 26-year veteran in the fashion and media industries, said.
We caught up with Robinovitz to hear about her favorite artists, what she’s been reading, and some of her favorite works available right now from Artnet Galleries.
Karen’s Favorite Things
Party Favor: Custom-scented slime, of course
Restaurant: The Four Horsemen
Artist: Impossible to name just one. Mickalene Thomas, Emily Mae Smith, Nicolas Party, James Turrell, performance by Martin Creed.
Work in your collection: Christina Quarles
Museum: Musée d’Orsay
TV Show: Godfather of Harlem
Book you’ve read recently: Reina’s Diary, the heartbreaking, recently published diary of my friend’s mother’s sister who did not survive the Holocaust
Food to eat for breakfast: Coconut water with cacao and plant protein smoothie
Way to celebrate success: Family dinner
Project you’ve ever worked on: Sloomoo!
Top Gallery Picks
50-Cent Piece (1982-83)
Untitled Anxious Audience (2017)
Real One (2016)
Niki de Saint Phalle
Le Peril Jaune (1969)
Idrissa Ndiaye (2012)
Beauty Prints Portfolio (including Ulla, Ada, Sarah, Sophia) (2019)
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