Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Leon Levy on Collecting

Leon Levy commented on his collection when it was displayed as the "Glories of the Past" exhibition (Rita Reif, "Two Passionate Collectors Share Their Love of History", New York Times, September 23, 1990):
We believe very strongly that all of this is borrowed ... You borrow it for life and in return for having the pleasure of looking at it, you have the responsibility of taking care of it and finding out as much as you can about it. And then it goes on to somebody else.
It looks as if the Italian authorities have found some information on some of the pieces - and that is why they are moving on to a new home.

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