SoWa GALLERY OWNER JULIE MUSSAFER REVEALS HER PERSONAL COLLECTION
by Marni Elyse Katz
Image by Matthew Williams
"...Mussafer has since placed thousands of works in clients’ homes and more than a few in her own. Last year, she and her husband, William Andrews, moved to a contemporary house in Weston, where they are slowly hanging their collection. While Mussafer likes a layered look—she grew up in a house with floor-to-ceiling art—Andrews prefers a sparer approach. So they compromise. Mussafer curates the living room with her favorite photography, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces. The dining room, meanwhile, shows off the more minimalist, modern art that Andrews had a strong hand in selecting..."
HOW TO BECOME AN ART COLLECTOR
by Ashlea Ebeling
"...The reality is that the vast majority of art depreciates when you bring it home, so you should buy works that you love and want to see every day. If you buy work from emerging or even established living artists, there may or may not be a secondary market, warns Julie Mussafer, founder of Jules Place, a Boston gallery that deals in contemporary artists. 'You need to think what appeals to you from an aesthetic standpoint not an investment standpoint,' she says. Some galleries have a quiet policy for reselling work, but you should buy works you’re pretty sure you’ll want to hang on to..."
SHADES OF CHIC
by Lindsay Tucker
Image by Michael J. Lee
"...The group worked with South End gallery Jules Place to add vibrant, eclectic pieces—like local artist Debby Krim’s floral photos and Karole Moe’s “Orange Wave” acrylic—to the Helgesons’ growing art collection. But it was the couple’s love of wine that drove the design of Hogarty’s pièce de résistance..."
THE FACES OF WOMEN IN DESIGN
"...Today, Mussafer represents more than 150 artists and partners with leading art dealers from across the country, giving her clients access to a remarkable selection of mid-career artists. Technology is a key part of the Jules Place business model. Virtual presentations allow her clients to experience artwork in advance of seeing it in their homes and offices..."
THIS BOSTON ART COLLECTOR LEAVES NO STONE (OR CANVAS) UNTURNED
By Marnie Elyse Katz
Photography by Matthew Williams
Styling by Kate C. Shephard
Image shown by Alex Moreno
"...She’s also learned that virtual pursuits can only get you so far. For instance, after spending countless hours looking at neo-expressionist artist Hunt Slonem’s paintings of bunnies, many of which are at galleries in Texas, she sought out art consultant Julie Mussafer of Jules Place and found a local source: DTR Modern on Newbury Street. Turns out, 'They have bunnies galore,' says the homeowner..."