The New York Times, Obituaries, Monday, July 4, 2011

Eddy Nicolson, 73, Colorful Collector, Dies,

by Paul Vitello

Mr. Nicolson was a business man, a leveraged-buyout pioneer who became an art and furniture collector.  “Mr. Nicolson’s style may have raised eyebrows, Mr. Hays (the deputy chairman of Christie’s America) said, but it also had a ‘democratizing effect on the insular world of art collecting.  He was a real game-changer.”

Mr. Hays changed the world of antique buying just as a great pitcher’s game, or outfielder’s catch, or umpire’s call can change a baseball game.



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