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August 05, 1988 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-08-05

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Family Dining

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559-8222

TWO-FOR•ONE BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU

Served from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ALL OMELETTES SERVED WITH HASH BROWNS & TOAST

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Served From 7 a m. to 10:00 p.m. . . . WITH SOUP OR SALAD, RICE OR POTATOES

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ANYBODY! ANY AGE!

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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(Except 2 For 1 And Early Bird Specials)

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2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

SAME LOW
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• American & Lebanese
• Daily Specials

NO COUPON
NECESSARY!

Charley's Crab Restaurant

presents

Prosit Deutscher
Wein

S. Brooks and Florence Barron are pictured with some of their Frank
Stella works.

Collector Sees Self
As Art 'Appreciator'

(A toast to German Wine)

VICTORIA BELYEU DIAZ

TASTING & SALE

Special to The Jewish News

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Sunday, August 14
12:30 to 3:30

featuring .. .

GERMAN ESTATE WINERIES

These famous regional wine producers will be
featuring their Finest Reisling wines including,
new to America, TROCKEN (dry) and
HALBTROCKEN (medium dry) wines.

MOSEL - SAAR - RUWER

Dr. Heidernarins - Bergweiler, Dr. Fischer, Dr. H.
Thanisch, Franz Reh & Sohn

RHEINGAU

Schloss Schon born, Freiherr Von Zwielein

In addition, we will be tasting the

"Charles Muer Private Estate" Wines.

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You will also meet representatives from the
German Wineries.

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to order tickets
phone the
Charley's Crab
Restaurant
879-2060
or stop in at
5498 Crooks Road
Troy, Michigan

(in the Northfield Hilton)

(Muir lituarflaitauranti

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1988

Tickets Are
$15.00
And May Be
Redeemed For
a $15.00
Discount
On Dinner
For Two or More
on Sunday,
August 14, 1988

(one ticket
per table, please)

I'm not an artist,"
says Florence Barron.
"I'm just an art ap-
preciator."
Florence Barron saying
she's "just an art appreciator"
is something like Pablo
Picasso saying he's "just an
artist."
With uncanny perception,
and an unerring eye, the
85-year-old Southfield
decorator and art connoisseur
is known in the art world for
the superb collection of con-
temporary art which she and
husband, Brooks, have
assembled during their
lifetime.
On Saturday, at the
Shotwell-Gustafson Pavillion
of Oakland University, the
public will have a chance to
view part of the renowned col-
lection, and to participate in
"Picnic on the Grass XVI and
Fine Art Auction." The Bar-
rons have donated 30 selected
paintings, graphics and draw-
ings to be auctioned during
the evening for the benefit of
the Meadow Brook Gallery.
Included in the 30 pieces
donated by the Barrons are
works by acclaimed contem-
porary artists Malcolm
Morley and Richard Art-
schwager along with the work
of upcoming young talent,
such as Detroit's Gordon
Newton.
Mrs. Barron has been ex-
pecially noted over the years
for her ability to recognize
new talent. She and husband
Brooks were two of the staun-
chest supporters of artist An-
dy Warhol when the young
painter was struggling to
make a name for himself
more than 20 years ago.
Warhol's portrait of Mrs. Bar-
ron was followed by his own

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self-portrait, now well-known
to art lovers everywhere,
which was commissioned by
Brooks Barron in 1963. The
four-paneled, acrylic-on-
canvas portrait now hangs on
the wall of the couple's
Southfield home, just above
Warhol's trademark portrait
of Jacqueline Kennedy
Onassis.
"I concentrated on just a
few artists," Mrs. Barron says,
recalling her beginnings as a
collector. "And it is always
hard for me to say what at-
tracted me (to certain works)
at first. I can say that I never
analyzed when I first looked.
I simply felt a deep response.
"I buy that way still. I live
with the work, then I analyze
it, which, of course, is the
reverse of what most people
do.
"I've never bought what I
didn't love the first minute I
say it."
Among Mrs. Barron's first
major acquisitions were ear-
ly works by American
painters Frank Stella and Cy
Twombly, and Chinese artist,
Walasse Ting. All these now-
acclaimed artists are still
represented in her collection,
and two of Ting's works have
been donated for the Meadow
Brook auction: a 30" x 21 1/2"
lithograph, and a 49 1/2" x 27"
ink-and-pastel drawing, en-
titled "Insects."
As a decorator, Mrs. Barron
intrduced many of her clients
to contemporary art.
"I became a decorator
because I wanted to become
involved with art, and in
decorating there are walls to
fill," she says. "It was a very
happy combination, and I had
the opportunity to go to New
York and visit museums and
dealers frequently in the
course of my job."
At first, most of her clients

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