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LACMA landed Kirchner's 'Dancer With Necklace' through skill, happenstance
LACMA landed Kirchner's 'Dancer With Necklace' through skill, happenstance

Sometimes, perseverance pays off. Big time. For nearly a quarter-century, a 1910 sculpture pivotal to the genesis of Modern art stood quietly on its pedestal in a gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, borrowed from a Pennsylvania private collection that could have recalled it at any time. It was on loan to the museum for 22 years. ------------ For the record, 12:15 p.m. April 24: An earlier version of this post misidentified the buyer of a different Kirchner sculpture sold at auction as Leonard Lauder. The buyer was Ronald Lauder. ------------ Suddenly last fall, the sculpture's status changed. The lender decided to sell. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's carved and...

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