Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks father and daughter art dealing duo Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

 

The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?

Fred – The love of my family.

Daisy – The love of my family.

 

“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?

Fred – “Think Yiddish, dress British”.

Daisy – “Fortiter et recte”.

 

Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2015?

Fred – Kim Kardashian.

Daisy – The NRA.

 

Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?

Fred – Traveling aimlessly.

Daisy – Nothing.

 

What might you swap all your wealth for?

Fred – Unlimited credit.

Daisy – “Girl With a Pearl Earing” by Vermeer.

 

Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?

Fred – It is far too complex for a simple answer, but I’d like to be a banker when I grow up.

Daisy – There certainly hasn’t been any sign of the banking crisis at the Masterpiece 2015 fair in London over the last week.

 

What phrase or word do you most loathe?

Fred – “Like, like, like”.

Daisy – “You know”.

 

In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?

Fred and Daisy – We both agree that charity should and does begin at home and we support various museums, neighbourhood settlements as well as medical research.

 

The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?

Fred – They are an essential tool but should never be used when driving, walking or while in a meeting.

Daisy – Best to avoid using them while in the bath.

 

Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders
Daisy Hill Sanders and Frederick D. Hill

 

If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?

Fred – Peter Ustinov, Monica Vitti, Ian McEwan, Barack Obama, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, George Bellows, Kate Moss, W.A. Mozart, Daisy Sanders and family, my son Nathaniel and my wife Eileen.

Daisy – My husband Peter and our two boys Oliver and Maxwell. No one is more fun and entertaining than the three of them.

 

If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?

Fred – In that situation, I would have no appetite.

Daisy – The freshly made pesto and linguine and a bottle of chilled rose on the terrace at the Hotel Caruso in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast.

 

What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?

Fred – As soon as last night’s hangover has dissipated.

Daisy – 5 o’clock.

 

A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?

Fred – A Negroni.

Daisy – A martini.

 

Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?

Fred – Dinners for six, at home by the fire, for great conversation.

Daisy – Our boys’ birthday parties.

 

Who is the most positive person you know?

Fred – A tie between my daughter and my wife.

Daisy – My husband.

 

What’s your most guilty pleasure?

Fred – Scotch eggs.

Daisy – Bagels.

 

If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?

Fred – The name “Eileen”.

Daisy – I hate tattoos.

 

If you were a car, what marque would you be?

Fred – I would like to be an Aston Martin DB7 but would more likely be a Land Rover.

Daisy – A red convertible Alfa Romeo.

 

Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.

Fred – I play the violin.

Daisy – I play the drums.

 

What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?

Fred – Family photos, a bottle Laphroaig quarter cask and tickets to Wimbledon.

Daisy – My husband’s documentary film awards and his father’s Oscars.

 

Formed in 2009, Collisart, LLC is a private art advisory service and dealership, owned and operated by Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders who are father and daughter. Together they have over 60 years of expertise and experience in the art business, primarily involved with 19th and 20th century American art.

 

Both Daisy and Fred are life-long New Yorkers, where each was initially educated; and each has also earned a B.A. degree in fine art from Amherst College. Together Fred and Daisy have conducted hundreds of transactions with museums and private collectors across the country and abroad. In addition, they have been instrumental in organizing and presetting many museum-calibre researched exhibitions.

 

Collisart, LLC is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and is open by appointment to discuss buying and selling individual works or collections.

 

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I visited Collisart at Masterpiece. I wish I could afford to have bought something from their stand. They had a fantastic selection and Daisy and Fred very happy to chat. I enjoyed meeting them and I thank you for sharing this interview.

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