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Acquiring Minds

July 31, 1988

"Acquiring Minds" (by Elizabath Venant, June 19) was extremely well written. Mary Jane Jacobs (senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art) is totally correct in her statement that many art collections lack personal expression. All one has to do is visit Beverly Hills homes, and one becomes aware of a certain sameness among many collections, because "You should have a so-and-so, a one-of-that and one-of-this."

There are some collectors who purchase art in a coherent way based on knowledge and feelings. But in the main, there is a huge rush for instant collections featuring the same artists.

DANIEL SAXON

SAXON-LEE GALLERY

Los Angeles

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