Monday, May 18, 2009

Collector Michael Mattis on Edward Weston

Photography collector Michael Mattis and his wife almost certainly have the best and deepest collection of Edward Weston photographs in private hands. An exhibit containing a selection of works from their Weston collection was recently on view at the Akron Art Museum, entitled Edward Weston: Life Work (here, including shots of the installation).

Michael is an example of a professional collector who meticulously develops scholarly knowledge of his chosen subjects. He can be seen talking about Weston in a short video produced by Ohio public television (here); there is a short introduction, followed by 5 or 6 minutes of video.

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