Artist Who Protested Fancy New Condos on Bond Street Just Bought One


Once upon a time (well, two years ago), artist Chuck Close worried that the new development on Bond Street would block the natural light he needed to work in his studio at Number 20. Now it turns out the painter and his wife Leslie just paid nearly $6 million for a unit in the new 48 Bond, designed by Deborah Berke. We’re not sure whether this means he’ll be ditching his fantastic, carefully crafted West Village home, but the lesson for all you light-starved artists out there is that if you keep buying into the tallest new buildings on the street, you’ll never actually be light-starved! Problem solved! Don’t make everything so difficult, artists! [Real Deal via Curbed]