Springtime for Hitler('s paintings) - 2012-06-05

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F0.png Springtime for Hitler('s paintings) June 5, 2012, Alexander Burns, Politico

One of the lessons we've learned over and over in this campaign is that very rich people — or at least, the very rich people who dabble in politics — are also often pretty odd. In that vein, Wayne Slater profiles Harlan Crow, the man Mitt Romney's raising money with today:

Crow is quite a collector. His personal library would rival a small college, complete with first editions on American history, several original Gilbert Stewart paintings decorating the walls and, under long glass displays, letters of famous people from Thomas Jefferson to the Wright brothers. Then there's the room mementos of the principals of World War II — on one wall, a painting by Winston Churchill, on another wall a landscape by Dwight Eisenhower and, on a third wall, two original paintings of a European city scene by [Adolf] Hitler. On an antique table is a signed copy of Churchill's book on fly fishing. Outside, should Romney get an opportunity to wander the grounds, is a garden of tyrants. Crow has collected busts and statues of famous dictators of the past, which he displays with a certain élan on the lawn. There's a head of Stalin, a rare statue of Fidel Castro, a towering Lenin and various other bad guys expropriated from their countries of origin.

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{{cite news | first = Alexander | last = Burns | title = Springtime for Hitler('s paintings) | url = https://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/06/springtime-for-hitler-s-paintings-125291 | work = Politico | date = June 5, 2012 | accessdate = April 27, 2023 }}