Private Art/Public Vision

April 30 through May 26, 1989

The exhibition features five of the major contemporary art collectors in the Northwest: Robert and Honey Dootson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hedreen, Mr. and Mrs Robert M. Sarkis, Mr. and Mrs. Bagley Wright, and a private collector from Vancouver, B.C. From their own private discussions on contemporary art and with remarkable foresight and conviction, these collectors have acquired for their own residences major works by some of the artists who came to the critical foreground in the 1980s. Only through their extraordinary generosity has the Wester Gallery been able to assemble such a strong statement on the decade of the eighties.

Front cover of Private Art/Public Visions Pamphlet showing Eric Fischl's "Self Portrait with April at the Beach" 1983, description found under archives in exhibition pamphlet