[Ed. note: We spoke with Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz in 2011. The show of their collection of outsider art, Great and Might things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection opens today at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The collection is a bequeath to the museum. In our podcast they talk about how they started collecting outsider art and why they are giving it to the museum. This podcast originally ran on May 7, 2011.] Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz have amassed an extraordinary art collection of work by self-taught artists like James Castle, Martin Ramirez, William Edmondson and ... More » »
The PMA anounced a bunch of new acquisitions today, including a promised gift of the Bonovitz outsider art collection. You can hear Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz talking about collecting in an interview we did with them here (just in case you missed it the first time around).
Our series sponsor is Fleisher Art Memorial. Locks Gallery is our episode sponsor. Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz have amassed an extraordinary art collection of work by self-taught artists like James Castle, Martin Ramirez, William Edmondson and many more. The Bonovitzes — Jill is a respected ceramic artist and Sheldon Bonovitz is a lawyer and emeritus chairman of Duane Morris LLP — collect for the love of the art, not for the investment benefit. In the future they will be donating their collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They explain how they make decisions on what to buy and talk ... More » »