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Robert and Ethel Scull, Art Collectors

The most famous and successful collectors of 1960s Pop art, Robert and Ethel Scull were also the most polarizing.

  

They were among the first to collect Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Mark di Suvero and James Rosenquist, but their brash Bronx manners embarrassed the refined art world Jews who had quietly become the greatest force in America's art world.

 

The Sculls rocked the boat. Their art made them rich and they became America's first celebrity collectors. The art market was never the same.

 

Their story has never been told. I am writing their biography.

 
Why the Sculls Matter

 

Here's an article about how the Sculls drove the art world crazy, and how they did it by being the wrong kind of Jews.