Ann Philbin at the Hammer Museum collects paper

According to Jori Finkel in the NY Times, �When Los Angeles� Hammer Museum Director Ann Philbin and Chief Curator Gary Garrels started building a collection, they chose to concentrate on drawings, photographs and works on paper, leaving the more expensive fields of painting and sculpture to play a supporting role�The goal is to be financially savvy �without sacrificing quality,� said Ms. Philbin, who was previously head of the Drawing Center in New York. �Unless you have millions and millions of dollars at your disposal, the art market doesn�t allow an institution to put together a noteworthy paintings and sculpture collection.�� Read more.

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