Artist’s Retreat

The kitchen of New York creative couple Franklin Tartaglione and Dave King captures the look of a bygone era. Read the full story by Francine Prose »

Inside, a soft, almost dusty light shines down on Frank and Dave's kitchen. The light fixtures were scavenged from a children's clothing store in Frank's hometown of Buffalo, New York. The kitchen has plenty of counter space so Frank and Dave can cook together without getting in each other's way.
Frank and Dave's kitchen is filled with beautiful artwork. Here, costume sketches by an old friend who designed costumes for the original off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks hang along the stairwell.
Cookbooks and assorted knickknacks fill a cupboard. The door is inlaid with metal mesh panels, giving the kitchen a decidedly rustic feel.
A portrait of a varsity sports team adds to the kitchen's schoolhouse ambiance. Enameled serving platters evoke the summer kitchens of Frank's Buffalo youth.
Frank's astonishingly convincing copy of a classical period Picasso canvas of a mother and child hangs above a small desk in the dining area.

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