Keith Haring works from their Miami collection furnish a Palm Springs Art Museum exhibition.
By Suzanne Muchnic
November 23, 2008


Reporting from Palm Springs -- "The advantage of not being able to produce art is that you can spend all your energy looking at art," said Don Rubell, whose family of self-confessed contemporary art fanatics is perpetually in search of the next addition to its 5,000-piece collection. Pleased to have uttered a complete sentence without being interrupted by Mera, his wife and collecting partner of nearly 45 years, he eased into a knowing smile as she jumped in to explain how their collecting obsession works.


"Anna Somers Cocks talks with two of America's largest collectors of contemporary art about why they are based in Miami, how they started their collection and the legacy they hope to leave."