Collectors: A. Life of Involvement

Chicago probably has more collectors per capita than any other city in the U.S. And in Chicago, when a collector develops a taste for art, he is,likely to treat himself to gargantuan helpings. Walls full of it. Rooms full of it. When the rooms fill up, he will glass in the porch or build an annex. When these are full to the rafters, he simply buys another house.

The city's passionate possessors snap up everything from Chinese vases to French furniture, but the biggest and bounciest collections are those of contemporary art. Fanciers...