A Few of His Favorite Things: The Ronald S. Lauder Collection at the Neue Galerie

"Composition V" (1911) by Kandinsky. (Neue Galerie)

Art collecting is an area in which, to paraphrase Fitzgerald, the mega-rich are different from you and me. Ronald Lauder, Neue Galerie cofounder (along with dealer of Austrian and German Expressionism Serge Sabarsky), was born in the Bronx to beauty magnate Estée Lauder. It’s edifying to see his personal collection now on view in celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary, in a spectacular display of what, for better and worse, happens when you can buy the best of everything. Read More