It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Greatest Art Collection That No One Can See

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SOMEWHERE IN SWITZERLAND
 
As size is an important part of this story,
let me start by giving you some context.
The National Gallery in London
has around 2,300 paintings
in this collection—which might
sound a lot, but is a piffling hoard
compared to the Museum of Modern Art
in New York, which has gathered
almost 200,000 artworks of varying
types and quality.

That is properly impressive.
But it's not a patch on what
you will find - reportedly
in an unprepossessing, 
windowless warehouse complex
in south-west Switzerland.

I say "reportedly" because nobody
actually knows exactly how many
works of art are stored 
in the Geneva Free Port, 
but its chairman talks of "a million," 
the number is nearer 1.2 million
(including around 1,000 works
by Picasso). 

Either way, it is oceanic.
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Written by Will Gompertz
BBC  News
12/1/16
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