Having a good collection of SA art could be a stroke of genius

Times Live | David Shapiro:

A month after my bar mitzvah back in December 1960 my dad took my younger brother, Ian, and me on a holiday to Cape Town.  We stayed in Mowbray with his first cousin, Dr Charlie Shapiro (Jonathan “Zapiro’s” grandfather). Often we would cross the railway line on foot at the back of Charlie’s house and call on his sister, Cissy, who lived a short distance away in Rosebank. There are two things I remember so vividly about her home. The house would shudder each time a train passed, and every conceivable space on her walls was covered with an artwork – etchings, drawings, oils, woodcuts and watercolours… Read more 

Image: David Shapiro. File photo

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