Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

Dorothy Canning Miller – On Investing in Art

Dorothy Canning-MillerLynn GilbertComment

"I have done a good deal in helping private collectors to buy art and I have been fortunate in that they have all bought because they love art. Once in a while someone has called me on the telephone to say, ‘‘I’d like to buy something that’s going to be eight times as valuable.” I say, “Well, I’m not interested. I only buy things myself because I’m crazy about them and I advise other people to do the same. If it becomes more valuable, that’s just good luck.” I don’t help anybody who says he wants to buy for investment purposes, I don’t like that as a reason for buying."

Dorothy Canning Miller, from 'Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Shaped Our Times', The oral biography of Dorothy Canning Miller, who as a curator of seminal exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art championed cutting-edge artists, available at itunes and Amazon, for $0.99.