By Candace Ord Manroe
Photography by Colleen Duffley
It was all about trust. Who better to turn to than her own son, designer Eric Cohler, when it was time for psychoanalyst Jane Supino to downsize apartments and distill her beloved folk, Native American, and pre-Columbian art and New Mexican santos to their essence? These, after all, were no ordinary collections. Jane's American folk art, which she began collecting ahead of her time at a precocious 19, is particularly fine-some pieces are on loan to museums, others are on reserve, and still others have Eric's name on them. "Because Eric grew up with these collections, he was able to step in with a continuity no stranger could have provided," Jane says. "He already knew the significance of each piece, and he knew my taste. Choosing him was a no-brainer."