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That's Rather Artistic

The true story of how a real estate deal for the K&B drugstore headquarters building led to local philanthropist Sydney Besthoff III to the world of art collecting. "We bought the building at Lee Circle, and it had on it a very gorgeous sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, a well-known Japanese sculptor. And, as it so happened, I knew at the time that the sculpture was worth a fair amount of money. So when I made the arrangements with the life insurance company that owned it, I was careful not to mention the sculpture. And, lo and behold, nobody else mentioned it either. So it was a freebie. And that was my start." [NolaVie]