Friday, March 12, 2010

The Collector Who Gave It All Away

Imagine spending a large percentage of your life devoted to collecting the work of a maverick who was shunned by the establishment and then, after 50 years of scouring bookshops, giving it all away? Cy Fox – a collector of the work of the writer and artist Wyndham Lewis (1882 -1957) – did just that. He built up a remarkable collection of Lewis' books, art and other archival material over half a century and then in 2006 donated it to the University of Victoria in British Columbia, more

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