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I fell in love with a painting. What could I do but pursue it?

By Angela Lambert   May 2002

I have bought a painting. I paid more for it than I have ever paid for anything in my life except a house. I’m not going to name the amount because to some people it will seem absurdly low and to others unattainably high. I bought it all the same, because I fell in love with it and with love came the lust to possess. It cost twice as much as I have ever spent on a piece of furniture; ten times what, even at my most extravagant, I have shelled out for something to wear. It cost as much…

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