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Friday, January 1, 2016

Dolly and Jack Geary

AVENUE’s back-page column asks New York notables our version of the questionnaire made famous by Marcel Proust

Particularly at this time of year, Palm Beach is teeming with the perennially interesting. Jack and Dolly Geary, though, might sit in the upper echelon of even that elite category. The husband-and-wife duo who together run the acclaimed Geary Contemporary Galley are primarily located in New York, but follow the art and social sceneone and the same, these dayson its annual winter pilgrimage to sunny Palm Beach. We caught up with the winsome twosome to ask about a few of their favorite things, from hidden PB gems to their privateand highly enviableart collection.

What’s your present state of mind? Excited for 2016!

What’s the coolest thing in your home right now? The coolest things in our house right now are works from the artists we represent, and also some second grade and preschool masterpieces from our daughters.

What’s your biggest extravagance? Buying more artit’s somewhere between a passion

and an addiction these days.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Do what you love.

Name a work of art that changed your life. We were given a painting by the artist Ayse Wilson, and shortly after that we opened our gallery.

Who is your favorite dinner companion? Our two girlsyou never know what they will say!

What’s your signature drink?

DG: A glass of champagne.

JG: A good beer.

What do you collect? These days we have a thriving collection of broken children’s toys, unopened mail and the other detritus of a start-up business. And a great art collection!

What are some of your favorite Palm Beach discoveries? The bike path, the Four Arts and the Palm Beach Zoo are wonderful spots. Café Boulud is our favorite restaurant; it’s a treat to eat outside there.

Who is the most interesting Palm Beach resident you know?

Hilary Geary Rossshe is a wonderful writer and a fantastic mother, mother–in-law and grandmother.

What three things can you not live without?

DG: My husband and two girls. And coffee.

JG: How can I follow that list?

What do you want to be when you grow up? According to our kids, the only thing to be is a veterinarian, an astronaut or an artist, so one of those three!


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by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Griffin Lipson and Hunter Abrams/