Famous feminist-art patrons deserve hefty, book-filled Upper East Side apartments with lengthy, track-lit galleries (and maybe a sunroom, too). Nevertheless, Elizabeth A. Sackler—whose name is affixed to the Brooklyn Museum’s new Center for Feminist Art—has sold her sprawling sixth-floor co-op at 14 East 90th for $5.2 million.
But she won’t be leaving the building: Last year, she reportedly bought the penthouse from ex-Citigroup chairman Sandy Weill, a septuagenarian billionaire, for $10.5 million.
According to city records, a couple named Martin and Allegra Kelly bought her old co-op. The apartment, listed by Corcoran Group senior vice president Patricia Cliff, is a “delightful classic nine-room home in [the] established pre-war cooperative on the best block in Carnegie Hill.”
That’s a ways away from the museum’s Eastern Parkway stop on the No. 2 and 3 subway line, where the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art’s 8,300-square-foot space includes Judy Chicago’s monumental 70’s-era installation, The Dinner Party.
Speaking of which, Ms. Sackler’s old apartment has a 21-foot-long formal dining room, in between the petite “sun room” and a 25-foot-long eat-in kitchen, where radiant-heat bamboo floors radiate onto cereal-eaters’ feet.
Do all benefactors live as lushly? “I do not think of myself as a benefactor,” Ms. Sackler writes on the Brooklyn Museum’s Web site. “I am a public historian, social and arts activist, and American Indian advocate and as such have found myself being conscious of the world around me….”