Patrons Of The Arts: Sydney & Walda Besthoff

Feb 13, 2014

Sydney Besthoff's first acquisition of sculpture was made when he purchased what is now K&B Plaza in the 1970's. This Isamu Noguchi didn't cost him a dime.
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What is it that led the third-generation owner of an iconic New Orleans-based drugstore into the world of art? And how did his participation in the art world alter the way he looked at things? This week on Notes from New Orleans Sharon Litwin talks with Sydney Besthoff and his wife Walda about how art became part of their lives.

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This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

This story originally referred to K&B's sale date as 1977. It was in fact 1997, and the audio has been revised to reflect that change.