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Candy Counter

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Pink and White over Red

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Ocean Park #60

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Lucifer

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Stanford’s Anderson Collection museum to feature trove of couple’s art

…assmates together at Columbia.” He adds, “Bill [Rubin] was interested in selling off his collection. There was a question of ethics here, in selling works that could have gone to the museum, but he always said that he had offered them to the museum first.” Anderson gestures toward the splashy black and white “Figure 8,” 1952, by Franz Kline and “Pink and White Over Red,” 1957, by Mark Rothko. In the livin…

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Barrier

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Japanese Dancer Series No. 2 [Makiko]

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Japanese Dancer Series No. 12 [Makiko]

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Makida III

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Wall Painting No. IV

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Before, Again IV

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Homage to the Square: Diffused

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Red in Red

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Window

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Standing Figure II

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Sky Garden

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Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

…5740472.php 2/3 Pollock’s abstract “drip painting” “Lucifer” (1947), a capstone of the Anderson Collection and the last great work of its kind in private hands, might fetch more than $100 million were it to go on the block in today’s overheated auction market. Opening up their home Over the years, Hunk and Moo have welcomed countless visitors into their unpretentious home, built in the late 1960s, to view and s…

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A Private Passion Goes Public: Stanford’s Anderson Collection

…ilding, designed by Richard Olcott, contains works by 86 artists, the fruit of nearly 50 years of collecting and the product of self-education on the part of Harry and Mary Anderson. A 1964 visit to Paris’s museums inspired the couple to begin collecting. “We started off very naively,” 92-year-old Harry Anderson told A.i.A., “thinking that art was somebody we would play golf with.” Bowled over by the aesthetic experi…

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The Museum of Hunk, Moo & Putter: The Anderson Collection at Stanford will Rock You

…son Pence (“Putter”) could have led post-World War Two lives of suburban white privilege and comfort – thanks to the financial success of the Saga food service company Hunk co-founded that supplied many colleges (including Stanford) and for which they moved from the East Coast to the West. However, in the early 1960s, before their daughter was born, the Andersons traveled to Paris and had a life-changing visit to the Louvre. ‘Something came over

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A new lust for art takes hold in Silicon Valley

…ng thing comes on the market, (art collectors in the area) can’t always get on a plane and go to New York to see them. So now that really amazing thing will come to them.” And there is certainly evidence of an increasing appetite for contemporary and modern art in the suburbs. Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, which highlights postwar and modern works, is returning to San Mateo in October for its fifth annual edition; over the course of its three…