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How Edye Broad's 'natural eye' drew her billionaire husband into the art world

How Edye Broad's 'natural eye' drew her billionaire husband into the art world

The nude in the silver frame calls no attention to herself amid the colors and splashes of Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and other 20th century masters hanging in a well-lighted house beyond the pepper trees. But the Matisse drawing, an elegant work of quiet power, is one of Edye Broad's favorites. She and her husband, Eli, a billionaire accustomed to getting his way, disagree over the picture's fate. "He wants to get rid of it, but I won't let him," said Edye. "It doesn't fit in our collection. He's so precise. One day, it will be gone." She smiled with gentle defiance, closing the door and walking past a Warhol "Superman" on her way...

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