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an artist. He's done great windows for a church in Israel, the ceiling for the Paris Opera this past year. He's now 77 years old and is doing sets for the Metropolitan for I think “Orphaus,” and we're hoping that he'll do a decoration for the Kennedy Center. We don't know about the latter.

Q:

If you're persuasive enough, he will.

Lasker:

Well, maybe, yes.

Q:

Tell me, are you interested in helping young artists, too?

Lasker:

No, I'm really not. I'm really just interested in collecting things by people I think have great talent. The number of people that are young artists that are likely to change the history of painting are so few that I don't think in terms of helping them at all. I don't anymore than I think in terms of helping an actor.

Q:

They have to come up through the ranks.

Lasker:

I have to think they have a chance of being a leader in the history of painting in our times to be interested in them.



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