Marta & Oswaldo Viteri's Vast Story-telling Collection

Marta & Oswaldo Viteri's Vast Story-telling Collection

Leah Moss
Sep 2, 2010

Name: Marta and Oswaldo Viteri
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Years lived in: owned — 20+ years

Today's tour is an unusual one. The homeowners are not your average Joes and their expansive collections are not made up of your usual wares. On a recent stay in South America, I had the honor of visiting Ecuadorian artist, Oswaldo Viteri, and his wife, Marta in their Quito home. When I walked in, I literally gasped. Pieces by Picasso, Miró, Calder, and Goya dance nonchalantly among walls (and walls!) of folk art, Andean primitives, and antique religious relics. Not only is each piece unique, but through my visit I learned that each unique piece has a unique reason for being where it is.