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[I] only started collecting seriously when I...

Feb 11, 2012
[I] only started collecting seriously when I arrived in America in 1934. Having worked every day of my life, and not owned horses or yachts or junk bonds, I put everything into art to decorate my walls. I wish I’d collected more and directed less. It’s been more fun collecting than making movies.
Billy Wilder, who started collecting art as a newspaper man — in 1989 he sold his collection for $34 million

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