4. Paintings by Famous Friends and Family
All of the artwork Chaim Gross displayed in his home was either gifted or bought directly from the artist. His vast collection of paintings cover nearly every inch of wall space and are hung among an eclectic mix of furniture pieces. There are even paintings hanging in the stairwell, all the way through the house.
Featured among the mass of paintings are works by his daughter Mimi Gross and her husband Red Grooms, Willem De Kooning, Milton Avery, Emmanuel Mané-Katz, José Clemente Orozco, Moses Soyer, and many, many others. There is even a rare piece gifted to Chaim Gross by his student Louise Nevelson. Nevelson destroyed much of her own earlier works, so the piece inside the Gross home is a hidden gem. In order to properly light his collection, Chaim Gross designed a drop ceiling border that would hide iridescent lights that shine down onto the paintings.