Monday, January 28, 2008

Film Screening - The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art

Olympia Stone (PA ’87) will screen and discuss her film about her father, The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art this Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 pm in Kemper Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

The film explores the 50-year career of Allan Stone (PA ’50),
a compulsive art collector and influential New York art dealer from the 1950s to 2006. Abandoning a law career in order to pursue his passion for art, Mr. Stone opened Allan Stone Gallery and committed himself to supporting young artists, including Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Joseph Cornell, and Eva Hesse, among others.

Known for his eclectic taste in art, Mr. Stone’s collection ranged from modern and contemporary art to African art to scavenged sculptures from buildings slated for demolition. Mr. Stone’s relentless thirst for discovery and obsessive collecting, both revealed in this film, show how one man became such an influential figure in the New York art scene and shared his passion for art with the world.

Amy Freedberg

Education Fellow

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