Willard Spiegelman has a review in the Wall Street Journal of a show comprised of works from Texas collections. In it, Spiegelman takes a stab at the main interests of some big names in Texas:
The De Menils collected Surrealists and African art along with Old Masters. The Clarks of Dallas focused on Mondrian; the Nashers, on modern sculpture. Michael Rosenberg, also of Dallas, amassed 18th-century French work. Marion Koogler McNay loved the Impressionists. The Barretts of Dallas, Johnnys-Come-Lately, recently developed a taste for Swiss painting. All of these collectors, both unnamed and named, worked with dealers, but they also followed their own instincts.
Thanks to Love and Money (Wall Street Journal)