I grew up in a house filled with contemporary art. My parents raised me to have a deep love, appreciation, and knowledge of art and how to create a collection that has a point of view. In my bedroom, I had a painting by Sam Francis. His abstract drips and splashes morphed into many things for me in my childhood: people, animals, places. My imagination created a whole world in that painting.
After college, I went to work in the film industry. All the while, I roamed galleries and museums, read about art, and visited private collections. Over the years, I saw my favorite paintings and sculptures so often they became like old friends, and I thrilled at seeing them again and again. Here in L.A., I watched MOCA, LACMA, and the Hammer Museum, along with others, change and grow. Most recently, I saw the birth of The Broad. My taste matured along with the art in my city.