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Cafritz will rebuild art collection after fire

The Post's Reliable Source blog has an interview with Peggy Cooper Cafritz, who earlier this year lost her historic D.C. mansion in a fire -- and whose Georgetown rental apartment was recently hit by another one.

It was an unwelcome shock for the woman who lost a valuable art collection, and who now says:

"It's doubtful I'll be able to rebuild my collection as it was." Cafritz bought works from now-famous artists when they were relative unknowns; now similar pieces are selling for 10 times what she paid.
"I will continue to collect," she said. "I'll just have to start looking for new, younger artists."

Read the full post on the Reliable Source.

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 23, 2009; 1:07 PM ET
Categories:  From the Post , The District , Updates  
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