Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

Dorothy Canning Miller – On Collecting Art

Art, museum exhbitions, women's history, Women's IssuesLynn GilbertComment

"Nobody could possibly count the collectors in New York today. Every house you pass has a collector in it. Some of it had to do with the great increase in the numbers of artists and dealers, as well as with the extraordinary rise in the value of art. I had a lot of fun just buying what I liked, for a few hundred dollars; the Nevelsons, the folk art, the Jasper Johns, the Gorky. I bought a Franz Kline for a thousand dollars and now it’s so valuable I shouldn’t have it here in my apartment, but I just forget about all that and keep on living in my dear little firetrap. It amuses me that they’ve increased so much in value, but I’m never tempted to sell them, I just want to look at them."

– Dorothy Canning Miller, from 'Particular Passions: Talks With Women Who Shaped Our Times.'

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