Photo: Annie Schlechter

"You must climb five steep flights of stairs to visit Federico de Francesco’s Tribeca loft. He greets you with a big smile, apologizing for your effort. After you catch your breath, you see his 12-panel Coromandel screen, two Murano-glass chandeliers, heaps of Moroccan carpets, and a large 18th-century Sicilian wrought-iron bed for lounging — as well as his own big abstract paintings" - 

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