Q: Was your goal or intention to open up your own store or gallery?
Eve: I participated in many art fairs and galleries until it made sense to open up my own personal gallery. In 1991, shortly before we enlarged the gallery, I had a chance to interview with John Loring in New York. Loring was the celebrated artistic director of Tiffany’s. He liked my work.
I presented the idea to come to New York once a month to design and remain in Chicago where our gallery was taking off. John’s memorable response was that our new relationship was a marriage. I wasn’t ready for marriage, I just wanted a simple date. I turned down the offer and continued down the path for a gallery reopening. Our neighbor had moved, and we doubled our space.