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Lasker:

Oh, he would occasionally come to the gallery and he would be quite puzzled by the mixture. Sometimes we'd have an exhibition of things like from Rembrandt to Renoir, or from Titian to Picasso, and he'd be very puzzled by things like that. He was not really interested in the art business; he was just interested writings and drawings and in the history of art, not in business, you know. He was basically professorial in his interests, but he had had an enormous influence on me.

Q:

During that period if your life, you speak of admiring English gardens, did you have any opportunity to exercise this talent and this interest?

Lasker:

No, not at all. I lived in a house in 61st Street which had a very small and not very well-done garden, and I did absolutely nothing about gardening. And I had no house in the country because I always went to Europe in the summer, to London and to Paris, where we visited other dealers and looked for new stock for the gallery.

Q:

Did you go in for Oriental art at all?

Lasker:

No, not really. I really never knew anything about Oriental art and still don't.

Well, when the Crash came, Paul Reinhardt was very upset and started to drink again, largely because he found that



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