by Pamela Espeland
A Robert Indiana “LOVE” sculpture. A Noguchi bronze. Drawings by Claes Oldenberg, Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg. A Chuck Close self-portrait in tapestry. A life-size sculpture by George Segal. If only we all got such nice gifts on our birthdays. It seems the secret lies in asking, and in knowing whom to ask.