“Andy Hall: You opened the Hill Art Foundation a year ago. Has it changed the direction of your collecting?
Tom Hill: After doing the Christopher Wool show—which he curated—I saw his work in a different light. As a result, I pursued additional pieces, and we now have the largest collection of his works. But the show also gave me more perspective. The same thing happened with the Charles Ray show, for which Charles juxtaposed his work with Renaissance and baroque bronzes of both pagan and Christian themes. I literally bought another religious bronze because of it.”
“Right now at the Hill Art Foundation you can see five Renaissance bronzes alongside the sculpture of Charles Ray, the deep-thinking and slow-working Los Angeles sculptor who has rethought the classical tradition for our age as profoundly as Bertoldo did for his.”