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Inside a Gallerist’s Art-Filled LoDo Loft

Doug Kacena of K Contemporary shows us his favorite spot to kick back.

Doug Kacena likes to say that the 1880s brick building housing his LoDo art gallery, K Contemporary, is a kind of church. “All the artwork are prayers, and I’m the monk who lives in the back,” he says. Sunlight spilling through the trio of skylights in Kacena’s quarters—on the second floor of the gallery space—casts a heavenly glow on his personal art collection, which includes this kaleidoscopic, abstract oil and mixed-media painting by South Korean artist Ken Gun Min. Kacena spent a lot of time relaxing here on his CB2 leather sofa throughout quarantine, often wearing one of five pairs of furry, embroidered Gucci slippers that he recently added to his extensive footwear collection. “They’re a little eccentric and playful,” says Kacena, who is clearly not your average monk.

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