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A Famously Sharp Eye, and Appetite, for Artistic Masterpieces
The title of the documentary "The Collector" undersells its subject, the influential New York art gallery owner, Allan Stone, who died in December after a long career spent introducing the world to his discoveries.

As depicted by the filmmaker, Mr. Stone's daughter Olympia, the man's taste in art was breathtakingly eclectic, from African fetish pieces and cigar store Indians to works by Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Wayne Thiebaud and John Chamberlain. His urge to acquire and display his belongings was so insistent that it crowded the rest of his life, literally.

When not interviewing Mr. Stone, the artists he championed and the patrons and critics who appreciated his enthusiasm (including Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic for The New York Times), Ms. Stone takes her camera through Mr. Stone's Westchester County home, so packed with notable items that it might be a secret annex of the Smithsonian.

Film Review by Matt Zoller Seitz, The New York Times

Allan Stone at a New York art gallery in the early 1960's. Mr. Stone collected works by Warhol and de Kooning, among others.

Allan Stone from "The Collector." Mr. Stone collected works by Andy Warhol and Willem de Kooning, among others.

#307 "Chrysler Building"
Mixed media construction, 46" x 19" x 16"
Collection: Allan Stone

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