Tribeca Family PenthouseFront Studio principal Yen Ha renovated her family’s eighth-floor penthouse apartment in Tribeca by moving walls and tightening proportions, then applying color and pattern, evidenced by a striking floor-to-ceiling bookcase painted in a rainbow gradient. Courtesy of: Alice Gao Photography
Marc Chagall’s ceiling at the Paris Opera. When the Russian-Jewish modernist was commissioned to create this work, he sparked the ire of the French arterati. The mural was dramatically unveiled during the finale of a Mozart symphony, and Chagall’s critics were struck dumb.