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“A must see”

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

You have to make reservation forbthis tour but it is complementary. If you want to know how the famous and rich people live on L.A, you have to visit this beautiful house which has been kept as its masters were to come and stay immmediately. In addition you have a wonderful collection of modern art, from Botero statues in the garden to paintings of the master of the house by Andy Warhol. If you do not like modern art, do'nt go but you will regret it.

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WeismanArtFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Thank you so much, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our collection as much as we do.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The best attraction to visit in Beverly Hills, and it's a free guided tour, in this privately owned superb villa! You can chose either the morning or the afternoon tour, the tour is for a small group of people and it takes you through the house, the way it has been left when they used to leave there. Because of this you have the feeling of the way they used to leave and enjoy this wonderful house and its content. Pieces of art everywhere, even in every bathrooms, and in the kitchen. The tour guide, a girl, was very nice and explained every piece of art connecting it with the life of the owner. The other amazing thing is that you get to see the original furniture and decor of the house the way it was. Amazing, such an hidden gem!! Much better than visiting a museum! A must see!

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WeismanArtFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Thank you so much, we are very happy that you enjoyed our collection.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I had a 2:00 pm appointment for this private intimate complimentary tour. It was the private home of the late Frederick Weisman, whom made his fortune from the food label Hunts. His widowed wife actively runs the foundation, and lives a few houses over.

The Weismans were avid contemporary art collectors, and their life revolved around ART. His second wife was an art dealer. Our docent explained the history of the art, no description signs posted next to each piece, or to be read. Some outrageous colorful, gigantic, and unusual pieces - including the life like human model pieces.. throughout the house, pool area, and back grounds.

There is an eclectic array of ASTRACT and CONTEMPORARY arts. Every square inch of walls, corners, home furnishings and decor, and exterior grounds was highlighted to showcase the art. Eyesore: I did not personally care for many of outdated tacky decor or or furniture in the master bedroom, family room, bedroom, and bathrooms. 

Mr. Weisman even commissioned Andy Warhol to do several portraits of his second wife and him. Pretty cool and interesting, which evidenced his significant influence in the art circle.

No pictures allowed inside. Very strict parking rules, entry must be inside estate - through a gated driveway.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Amazing private art collection....collected by Weisman basically over a 10 year period in the 80s.Some great Picassos, Lichtensteins Hockneys and Bacons. Over 400 pieces in total including some clearly self indulgent stuff! This greatly adds to the attraction as the collection was clearly stuff they liked rather than those that experts would necessarily choose.
This wonderful collection is available to view absolutely FREE!

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Lots of art pieces in the family house. A must in LA, the experience is so different to going to a museum. You will need to call and book, can do it the same day. Car parking available inside the premise.

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WeismanArtFoundation, Public Relations Manager at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Thank you so much, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our collection as much as we do.

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