As David Remnick wrote in a 2012 profile of Bruce Springsteen in the New Yorker, the profits from Jon Landau’s lucrative managerial relationship with the Boss “did not go up his nose; they went on the walls.” Landau’s art collection includes works by Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Donatello, Ghiberti, Géricault, Delacroix, and Corot. He also owns one of the largest collections of Courbet in private hands. With the exception of his family and his work, the collection, featuring Italian painting and sculpture of the 13th through 17th centuries and mid-19th-century French romantic realist painting, is now his greatest interest in life. The fact that he has vision in only one eye, due to the removal of a brain tumor in 2011, hasn’t dampened his love for the visual arts. In fact, in 2014, when the Washington Post asked him what he would go back to school for now if he had the chance, his answer was unhesitating: “I would study Renaissance art.”
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