On 15-year anniversary of Margulies Collection’s opening, Martin Margulies thinks legacy

December 3, 2014 4:53 PM

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Martin Z. Margulies has long been one of Miami’s most prominent art collectors, with much of his work regularly on display at his namesake collection in a Wynwood warehouse. This year, the Martin Z. Margulies Collection at the Warehouse celebrates its 15th anniversary, and the collector’s expansive selection of American photography is the subject of an exhibition at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

After more than 30 years of collecting, it’s difficult for Margulies to pinpoint the moment when he decided to start. But he does recall attending a Sotheby’s auction at which educated and sophisticated people were paying tens of thousands of dollars, then exorbitant sums, for works by living artist...

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