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Jacques Lipchitz’ Angels with Harps on the grounds at Kykuit in Tarrytown, N.Y.
photo by Marjorie Lipan, Flickr
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A BIZARRE COLLECTOR
by Charlie Finch



Nelson Rockefeller, vice-President, four-time Governor of New York, twice-defeated candidate for president, chairman of the Museum of Modern Art (which his mother Abby co-founded) and one of the strangest collectors ever, is now a forgotten figure in American history. A visit to Kykuit, the John D. Rockefeller estate in Tarrytown, N.Y., where Nelson Rockefeller reigned and collected until his death in 1979, is a primer in the arrogance and idiosyncrasies of art and wealth.

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