• San Francisco

    Evidently desperate to show the area what a “real” collector looks like, the San Francisco Museum’s Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art invited Mrs. Burton Tremaine, the well-known New York collector, to select an exhibition of works designed to tempt the taste and pocketbooks of would-be Bay Area collectors. Mrs. Tremaine not only complied, but even came along to lecture to the Society on the joys and sorrows of bigtime collecting. Humiliating as the device may have been, it is just possible that Mrs. Tremaine’s exhibition and forthright talk may have provided some members with

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