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Episode 15: Lust for Life—Collecting Art with Herbert Lust

Guest Herbert Lust with host Charlotte Burns. Photo credit: Matt Noble

BY Charlotte Burns
executive editor of In Other Words

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A literature professor and Fulbright scholar turned investment banker, 90-year old Herbert Lust has one of the leading collections of works by artists including Alberto Giacometti, Robert Indiana and Hans Bellmer, among others. 

Lust, who in 1969 wrote one of the first books about art collecting as an investment, talks to our host Charlotte Burns about his extraordinary life, discussing his friendships with artists and passing along some advice for collectors.

Robert Indiana: Works from the Collection of Herbert Lust” is on show at S|2 Gallery from 8 September until 6 October 

“In Other Words” is a presentation of AAP and Sotheby’s, produced by Audiation.fm.

For a full transcript, click here