It’s for this reason gray is my color of choice. I
use color but very carefully. Neutral tones—white,
grey and black—are in a sense an accurate self-
portrait. I rarely step out of my gray on gray New
Balance sneakers and Martin Margiella uniform.
Many of the artworks in the restaurant by Ross
Bleckner, Vanessa Beecroft, Ceal Floyer and
Francesco Vezzoli reflect this vision with calculated
moments of color on neutral backgrounds.
Perhaps it is the ambiguous nature of non-color
that leads me to mediate on a musician like
Thelonious Monk. Guided by his dissonant and
pensive sound I crafted a monochrome tribute
to Monk’s avant-garde musicality: Nero su Nero
(black on black) is a carbonized cod filet over