connoisseur: a discerning judge of the best in any field
The HPI Studio, curated by Heidi Pribell, is a soul-driven collection of antiques and decorative arts, which has placed fine and decorative art in distinguished museums and collections across the country including The Los Angeles County Museum – at the behest of actor and collector Steve Martin, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Peabody Essex Museum and The Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Heidi continues to acquire exceptional pieces, many of which can be found in clients’ homes.
“The connoisseur might be defined as a laconic art historian, and the art historian as a loquacious connoisseur.”
-Erwin Panofsky, Meaning in the Visual Arts (1955)