I was fortunate enough to get to see Tom's art collection in his modest 2 bedroom apartment yesterday. Tom works in the catering business and over the years, he's established himself as the guy to hire for any/all art parties. Instead of getting a paycheck, he would trade for a piece of art. Now, his collection is considered to be the best in LA, with a collection of about 800 pieces. He has yet to sell one piece in his 40 years of collecting.
"You buy with your eyes, not your ears."