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sammlung dichter (dichter collection), may 2006
surprise II: the building is up for show again. without financial aid, though.

conceptualisation:

1)
  entrÚe: presentation of three inhabitants of this building, who had grown up and/or worked in this area and had to emigrate later.

some of the protagonists:
walter arlen, son of mina, neÚ dichter, and michael aptowitzer. born 1920 in vienna, emigrated to chicago in 1939 (name changed to arlen). moved to los angeles later. composer, music critic, los angeles times (1952-1980). founder of and professor at the music department at the loyola marymount university in los angeles.

edith arlen-wachtel, daughter of mina, neÚ dichter, and michael aptowitzer. born 1925 in vienna, emigrated to chicago in 1939 (name changed to arlen). moved to los angeles later. ballet school, vienna state opera, social scientist.

ernest dichter, cousin of the above mentioned. 1907-1992. studied in vienna (with paul lazarsfeld) and paris, emigrated 1937; moved from paris to new york in 1946. founder of the institute of motivational research near new york, 1964. “handbuch der kaufmotive”: more than thousand research reports for prestigious firms. founder of motivational research, psychoanalyst. ernest dichter dressed the shop windows of the warenhaus dichter for his uncle. consulting activities, among others, for the u.s. government, the italian government, ÷vp, sp÷, marokko, ibm, cbs, esso (tiger in the tank), chrysler, procter&gamble. in 2007, ernest dichter’s 100th birthday will be celebrated.

ground floor: sammlung dichter (dichter collection). the works of contemporary artists are up for sale.
old building: had to be closed due to water damage (too dangerous). – a pity!
new building: sammlung dichter (dichter collection)



mr. glober visits the collection dichter in 2006
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