Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gertrude Stein, Collector

Gertrude Stein lived a fabulous life, choosing to direct all her financial resources to the purchase of art, and to the sustenance and support of an extraordinary circle of friends. Art, literature, companionship and really good food were her priorities, through thick and thin.

Asked by one visitor how she had managed to build her famous art collection, she replied, "My dear, look at how I am dressed!".


  1. Every time I pass by the Rue de Fleurus in Paris, I can't help stopping in front of the building she inhabited and where so many great artist visited her. Picasso, Matisse, Hemingway...

  2. Merci, JDM F.F.C.
    I will think of you in Paris, as I wait for this Canadian winter to pass.

  3. Sure.

    The weather is getting much nicer here. (Till it gets worse I guess since it is usually the case...)