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Gallerist at Home: Deborah Gribbon by New American Paintings
May 23, 2012, 8:30 am
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Former Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, and recent Interim Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Deborah Gribbon is by no means a gallerist or collector in the typical sense of the words.  But she is most definitely a quick-witted, intelligent, and gifted scholar in the art world, both in and outside of Los Angeles.

For this column, I use the term “gallerist” loosely in order to explore the ways in which people involved in the art world in various capacities collect and showcase personal art in their private homes (see previous features Heather Taylor and Catlin Moore).  Our interest in such personal showcases certainly has a voyeuristic undertone, but it is also my hope that this column uncovers a deeper and more intricate connection between art historians, cultural curators, and gallerists and the art they collect. - Ellen Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor


Gribbon’s Living Room and Home Office.

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