Art: Pittsburgh's Loss

G. David Thompson is one of those names known to the stewards of transatlantic jetliners and to doormen in Europe's best hotels, but he is somewhat of an enigma to most people in his own home town of Pittsburgh. There the name vaguely connotes new-rich wealth, a reputation for eccentricity, and an ardor for collecting art. Last week, in the German city of Diisseldorf, G. David Thompson was making headlines that could well give Pittsburgh pause. On display were 343 first-class paintings and sculptures from his fabled collection—and every single one of them...

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