Published On: Sun, Sep 13th, 2015

Eli Broad calls his collection ‘unique in the world, ‘ says building ‘exceeded’ expectations

With a net worth estimated at $5.8 billion, a billion-dollar modern-art collection, and board seats at museums from New York’s MoMA to L.A.’s moca, Eli Broad is among the greatest powers of the international art world.

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In the skewed perspective of a longtime art writer, it felt like a historic moment. After three decades of interviewing philanthropist and art collector Eli Broad about his involvement with the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and other institutions, I was going to talk to him about the museum that he and his wife, Edythe, had built for their own collection.

 

 

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As I entered the lobby of a Century City high rise, stepped into a private elevator and ascended to his 360-degree-view complex on the 30th floor, I reflected on dozens of past encounters — quick conversations by telephone as well as face-to-face meetings at his home and various Westside offices.

Read the full story at L.A Times, by Suzanne Muchnic

 

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