“You know, I didn’t have the money that Mr. Hirshhorn had, but I was his wife and I had pretty good credit,” says Olga Hirshhorn, fourth wife of multimillionaire art collector Joseph Hirshhorn. She has donated a sliver of the collection gathered with Hirshhorn after their 1964 marriage to benefit the Philharmonic Museum of Art. “These are things that were not expensive,” she says of interests that vary from contemporary painting to wrought-iron doorstops. “A lot of people think you have to be wealthy to collect art. I paid artists a hundred dollars a month for pieces.”

Photo by TRISTAN SPINSKI, Naples Daily News

“You know, I didn’t have the money that Mr. Hirshhorn had, but I was his wife and I had pretty good credit,” says Olga Hirshhorn, fourth wife of multimillionaire art collector Joseph Hirshhorn. She has donated a sliver of the collection gathered with Hirshhorn after their 1964 marriage to benefit the Philharmonic Museum of Art. “These are things that were not expensive,” she says of interests that vary from contemporary painting to wrought-iron doorstops. “A lot of people think you have to be wealthy to collect art. I paid artists a hundred dollars a month for pieces.”

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