A Privileged World Begins to Give Up Its Secrets

New York Times
August 22, 2009

About 10 years ago, when I was working in Frankfurt, Germany’s banking capital, I was invited to the top floor of the glittering skyscraper headquarters of one of the country’s most venerable banks. There, I was treated to something that, it was made clear to me, few eyes usually had the privilege of seeing — a tour of its private art collection, an impressive spattering of modern and ancient European and American masters. more