As a child, Gary Metzner was already picking out wallpaper for his parents’ decorator. So it’s little wonder that this convivial Glencoe native, 50, wound up turning his discerning eye to art. Now a fine art specialist and auctioneer for Sotheby’s in Chicago, he gets an up-close-and-personal view of some of the most beautiful things in town.
Everything in the carefully curated River North condo Metzner shares with his partner, medical physicist Scott Johnson, has a story worthy of a write-up in an auction catalog. “From luggage to clothes,” says Metzner, “we just like the idea that you are thoughtful about all of it.” These 10 items are among his favorites.
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