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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 12/ 1/2010

Beth Dozoretz lands artful gig at State Department

By The Reliable Source

Bill Clinton and Beth Dozoretz, 1998. (AFP)

Another member of Team Clinton heads to the State Department: Beth Dozoretz has landed the plum job as director of the Art in Embassies program. The longtime Democratic fundraiser and Washington socialite has close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton: Dozoretz was the first woman to serve as DNC Finance chair in 1999, and the former president is godfather to her daughter.

Dozoretz will be responsible for all the art displayed in U.S. embassies around the globe. Working with staff curators, the office coordinates loans from American artists and collectors, buys art for permanent collection for new embassies, and selects works by artists in the host countries to display in ambassadorial residences.

"I'm very excited," she told us from Miami Beach, where she's meeting with artists and collectors at the prestigious Art Basel show -- just one week after she started the job. "I've never worked in government before." Always nice to start at the top.

By The Reliable Source  | December 1, 2010; 10:00 PM ET
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The other former bar girls from Elaine's must be just green with envy. I know when I think of Beth Dozoretz its her good taste in art that comes to mind!

Posted by: SoCali | December 2, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Wow, if Beth Dozoretz merits a byte there really must not be any Salahi news.

Considering his legal and financial woes this is good news for Thomas Kinkade. Knowing what Beth did for Marc Rich and the fact that he can now expect his works to hang in U.S. embassies throughout the world Kincade must be breathing easier.

Posted by: SoCali | December 2, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

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