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Purchase the Gutai: Splendid Playground exhibition catalogue.
One Hundred Paintings from the G. David Thompson Collection
Published in 1961
60 pages, fully illustrated
This catalogue accompanies the 1961 exhibition of works from the G. David Thompson Collection of Modern art, with paintings by Paul Cézanne, Vasily Kandinsky, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso, among others. Color reproductions of selected works, along with a complete exhibition checklist, artist biographies, and a brief introduction by Thompson are included.
It has been my experience that in purchasing works of art the buyer is inevitably the one who gains. The seller receives payment but once. The purchaser however collects a daily spiritual dividend that goes hand in hand with ownership of great art. The joy of possessing it contains a special uplifting ingredient that permits the possessor to live in an aura reserved for the Saints. It also gains for him a special niche in the hearts and esteem of those with whom he daily rubs elbows. In my opinion such a feeling of well-being cannot be derived through possessing a large bank balance.