Sunday, April 11, 2010

Art Collector Dealer Tony Greco, Gallery on Baum Pittsburgh

Art collection is vast, but is it the real deal?
From Peanuts to Picasso
Sunday, April 11, 2010
From the world of fine art and illustration, he also advertises pieces by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Andrew Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, Frederic Remington, George Seurat, Jean Cocteau, Erte, Al Hirschfeld, John Lennon, Maurice Sendak and Keith Haring. Mr. Greco says he was friends with Mr. Haring in the mid-1970s, when the latter studied at the now-closed Ivy School of Art in Pittsburgh and Mr. Greco attended Pittsburgh Beauty Academy.


Then, in August, his wife of 20 years, Diane Flynn, opened The Gallery on Baum in a former car dealership to showcase and sell some of her husband's art collection.

Mr. Greco says his critics have an ax to grind.

"They don't want to believe someone like me could have all this great stuff," he says. "The art world is very cliquey, and I'm an outsider they can't control. They're scared of me because I have so much, they don't know where it ends. And you know what? It never ends. If I let it all out, it would depress the market overnight."

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