Michael Quattrone

Michael Quattrone: Commedia Violi

Tuesday morning in Putnam Valley, New York —

Population: 9,500

Elevation: Infrequent

Paul Violi is standing at his desk in a navy blue flannel bathrobe and brown Ecco walking shoes. He has just returned from a driveway jaunt to retrieve the Times, which his wife ran over on her way to work. He tosses the paper aside, removes a deerstalker cap and unwinds a wool scarf from his neck.