The Private Collection of Steve Martin

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by BeTheBuddha on July 24, 2001

It's somewhat hard to imagine that someone as silly and humourous as Steve Martin can also be an aficionado of fine art.

His collection of Modern and Contemporary paintings and drawings ranging from Picasso to Hockney, Seurat to Lichtenstein is as interesting as the man himself.

The admission of $12 (cheaper if you are a Nevada resident or have a valid student I.D.) also includes an audio tour narrated by Martin himself. It's the narration that makes the tour more than worthwhile. His personal views and commentary about the art and why he chose to purchase it makes for good conversation later on.

My personal favorites include "Accident #2" by John Koch and "Synchromy" by Stanton MacDonald-Wright.

Once you exit, you'll find yourself in a small gift shop which includes various prints of the artwork inside and books and plays written by Martin.

Unless the Bellagio plans to extend it, the private art collection of actor/comedian/writer extraordinare Steve Martin is on view from April 7 - September 23, 2001.

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
+1 702 693 7871; +1

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