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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Collector Mera Rubell makes rounds of Washington's isolated artists - washingtonpost.com

Collector Mera Rubell makes rounds of Washington's isolated artists - washingtonpost.com

By Jessica Dawson
Friday, December 18, 2009

You could call it a Hanukkah miracle. Or the arrival of intelligent life from another planet. Last Saturday at 5 a.m., while the rest of us slept, megacollector Mera Rubell walked among us, hunting local art.

"If you were living in New York, you'd be pushing your work a lot harder," Mera says with firmness. "With all of the millions of dollars poured into museums here, why are artists so contained?"

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