Collections: Shadow over Miami

Increasingly, wealthy private art collectors are making their collections public. It is a handsome gesture that allows art lovers access to these treasures while maintaining the balance and often the ambiance of the original setting. But going public invites public scrutiny, sometimes with embarrassing results. For, while a private collector can airily point out his "Rembrandt" to a visitor with little risk of contradiction, once the work is placed on public display, a misattribution is no longer a private vanity but a public disservice.

So, at least, thought the Miami Beach Music...

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