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What I Buy and Why: Collector Melissa Neumann on Finding Her Spirituality in Art, and the Urgency of Supporting Living Artists

For Melissa Neumann, collecting is in her blood. Her grandfather Morton G. Neumann began buying art in the 1950s, traveling to Europe with her father, Hubert Neumann, and befriending artists including Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. After Morton’s death, in 1984, Hubert began shifting his focus to emerging artists such as Jeff Koons and Jean-Michel Basquiat—a passion that he passed …

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