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The Gamblers


I recently photographed Dave Hickey and Libby Lumpkin for the Las Vegas Weekly.
Dave Hickey is one of the most controversial and leading intellectuals in the United States.  Along with his wife, curator Libby Lumpkin, the couple bet on Vegas with him assembling a team of graduate students, many of whom have gone to renowned institutions , while she helped curated purchase and display Steve Wynn's famously successful Bellagio exhibit in 1999.  Eventually she wound up head of the Las Vegas Art Museum.  She then resigned rather than cut costs at a museum which subsequently folded.  In their view they bet it all gambling on the future of art in Vegas and failed.

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