Art: Death of a Collection

In one of the biggest art deals of its kind in the past quarter-century, the Edward G. and Gladys Lloyd Robinson Collection, one of the finest private ingatherings in America, was sold this week for $3,250,000. Made up mostly of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, the collection was doomed when the Robinsons were divorced last August and the California courts directed that their communal property be equally divided. But Movie Tough-Guy Robinson, unable to part with all his pictures ("I would like to keep them all"), held on to 14 of them. The...

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