Doris Duke & Norton Simon: Kindred Spirits a World Apart

October 28, 2014 11:29 PM

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There are two names on my mind right now --Doris Duke and Norton Simon, --two people that are obviously a world apart. But last week, I went to the opening of two exhibitions in LA that give rare insights on their lives and their obsession with art collecting.

LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park is hosting a travelling exhibition, Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, which tells the story of tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912 - 1993), and her passion for collecting Islamic artworks during her numerous trips to the Islam...

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