If you’re looking for something original and interesting for your wall, head over here to peruse their wonderful original 18th and 19th century prints, with a focus on natural history, architecture and maps.
Phyllis has been a collector for many years and started vending about 20 years ago. She’s had many fascinating conversations with clients from around the world who come seeking prints of sea life, animals, insects, botanicals and birds. Phyllis especially enjoys meeting collectors, dealers and other interesting people who often use my prints as inspiration in the work they do.
Q: Do you have a favorite food vendor?
A: Peter, who sells food near the entrance to the cafeteria has the best cookies in town!
Q: What was your best sale?
A: J Crew bought many wonderful prints from me including a large collection of Scottish tartans, Palm Trees and Fish for various projects.
Q: Why don’t you sell online?
A: I want to keep my business small and my inventory is way too large to manage both online and at the market at the same time.
Q: Why are you so passionate about markets?
A: You meet many wonderful people from around the world and don’t experience jet lag! I also have a very large clientele of return customers who stop by every time they are in New York, whether it’s every few months or every few years.
Q: When you were a kid what did you want to be, and why?
A: Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Q: Do you have any secret talents?
A: I have an excellent sense of direction!
Q: What guilty pleasure to you have?
A: There is a wonderful Australian TV program I watch on Acorn TV called A Place to Call Home.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in NYC, and why?
A: Any day I can ride my bike in Central Park is a great day.
Q: What is your favorite (NYC) restaurant?
A: I love Cafe Luxembourg on West 70th Street and Pomodoro Rosso on Columbus Avenue near 70th Street. They both have excellent food and wonderful ambiance and I’ve never been disappointed.