BBC Radio 4
Five part series, April 2006
As art lovers crowd into museums and galleries, many of the world's great paintings and sculptures are hidden away in private collections — rarely seen or admired except by the owners and their guests. Alvin Hall seeks out the world's most interesting secret art collections.
Program 1: A visit to a man with so much art, he has to hang it on the ceiling and the toilet door.
Program 2: Alvin meets two people who collect cutting edge contemporary art — including a urine yellow sculpture of a toilet.
Program 3: Alvin visits the Hort family collection in New York — one of the best contemporary art collections in the world.
Program 4: A look at a different kind of secret collection — Deutsche Bank's huge corporate art collection.
Program 5: Alvin meets two New York art collectors who collect art on a budget.