Archive for August, 2011

08/1/2011

My Favorite Piece

Sarasota has more than its share of connoisseurs with interest and knowledge in all sorts of specialized niches. Some have amassed important collections of world-class art and objects; others don’t consider themselves collectors at all, but have acquired what they love and could afford. We asked the owners of some diverse treasures about the pieces […]

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08/1/2011

From The Editor

This annual Platinum issue highlights some of Sarasota’s most glittering treasures, from exceptional private collections to our “Platinum 100” list of the city’s top luxury retailers. Luxury can mean different things to different people, of course; as an estate-sale addict, I know that one person’s junk can be someone else’s precious discovery. And what we […]

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08/1/2011

Model Collector

In one way, you might say that Howard Tibbals (after whom the Ringling Circus Museum’s Tibbals Learning Center is named) began his collecting career some 40 years ago, when he acquired the first circus poster in a colorful trove that now includes 5,000. But in another sense, he began collecting much, much earlier—when as a […]

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