Giuseppe Panza di Biumo

I just read Christopher Knight’s 78-page interview with Giuseppe Panza, who died April 24th, and it was well worth the trouble. Knight, who did the interview for the Archives of American Art in 1985, got the collector to really talk about art and much else beside, though not about shopping or parties or gallery openings. Most strikingly, Panza talked about why he collected, and he expressed himself with a modest seriousness that set off his ideas well.


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