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As part of an elite fundraising and acquisition program, LACMA’S Robert Singer highlights a Japanese beast for Judith and Jack Harris. Singer notes the “laugh lines around the eyes” and the “wonderful tail.” (Luis Sinco / LAT)
$190,000
$190,000: “St. George and the Monster” by Gustave Surand is on special display for the Collectors Committee. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
$126,100
$126,100: The sculptor of this approximately 14th century Japanese elephant had never seen a real one. Singer likens its head to that of a basset hound. (Museum Associates / Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
$120,000
$120,000: Jennifer Steinkamp’s “Jimmy Carter” is a computer-animated video projection of flowers. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
$149,000
$149,000: An ancient Maya king’s jade pendant represents a bird-beaked deity. (Museum Associates / Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
$220,000
$220,000: The priciest piece bought was a Josef Hoffmann tea set from the Wiener Werkstätte i n Vienna. (Museum Associates / Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
$100,000
$100,000: The purchase price for a 19th century Japanese woman’s robe in silk and metallic gold thread. (Museum Associates / Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
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