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was under construction and we were able to change the wiring to be able to hang it where we wanted it.” They were also able to have a wall reinforced during construction to bear the weight of a small but heavy wall sculpture by Jan Albers. She confides happily, “Art is our religion and we tithe to it on a regular basis!”

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first museum show for the then-92-year-old artist. (“92½!” he corrected an interviewer.) Although the couple actively looks for pieces for their collection, she admits, “a lot of things were by chance. We went to Wright auction house in Chicago and went to their Wright Now department that has works on consignment. We saw Frank Gehry’s Cloud light. The Tucson house

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appreciated value to acquire more art. She explains, “Everything we’ve bought has been an aesthetic decision. We haven’t thought about artists becoming famous or their work becoming valuable. When we were in Covington we went to auction houses, the Art Academy in Cincinnati as well as wonderful estate sales.” “We bought what I call Cincinnati impressionists,” he adds. “I worked 40 years in product development and have been able to use my art aesthetic throughout my career.” There are, in fact, several pieces of his own creation featured around their home. Their friend Thomas Bacher was born in Cincinnati and went to the academy as well as to Yale and Pratt. “We began collecting him when he was a student at the academy,” he recalls. “Ivan Karp represented him at O.K. Harris in New York. When he was in New York, Chuck Close had divided his studio with drywall and let him use the other side.” There are a number of Bacher’s paintings in the collection including one featuring the collectors themselves. They have become active in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. It’s ironic that I recognized a painting by Robert Barber in their collection that I had seen in an exhibition at MoCA last year. It was the

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