The phantom of Sutton Place - art collectors visible and invisible
The International Family Offices Journal
Vol. 5 - Iss. 2 pp. 46–52
Another delightful piece by Ronald Varney (United States), ?The phantom of Sutton Place: collectors visible and invisible?. No pandemic stresses in this article. Ron begins with a critical view of the flashy excesses of the contemporary art market, which have been ?on pause' during the pandemic but which he assures us will be springing right back. During this pause he uses the quiet time to dig up the hidden stories of several noteworthy collectors in the past. Drawing on his experience at Sotheby's, Ron puts together several intriguing back stories of collectors who worked at being invisible, unlike collectors today. Ron's article has no tax or regulatory concerns, just some fun stories that collectors large and small will enjoy.