“I was oriented toward the love of the art, the love of the piece, the love of the color, the love of the balance in a painting or in a piece of sculpture, a hunk of jewelry, or a piece of ceramics; love, not investment.”
-Peggy deSalle, founder of the Little Gallery
From an interview of Peggy deSalle conducted 1975 Jan. 27-Jul. 16, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
“Every single day Wally would propose to me, and after a year was up…I said yes. He said, “Did you say yes? Did you say yes?” And he got up and he left, closed the door, walked out, came back 10 minutes later and said, “Did you say yes?” And I said, “Yes, I said yes, Wally, I’ll marry you.” And he said, “Can we get married tomorrow?” And I said, “No, we cannot get married tomorrow.””—
Since we’re in the thick of wedding season, enjoy this charming proposal story from Wilhelmina Holladay, art collector and one of the founders of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.