Never Put a Hat on a Bed

"Walter was terribly superstitious: Never ride in a red car, never put a hat on a bed."
—Don Quaintance on Walter Hopps

"He'd call me sometimes at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m., from House of Pancakes or somewhere like that, and ask things like, 'What's the price of a Joseph Cornell lithograph?'"
—Gus Kopriva

The Houston Chronicle collects memories of curator Walter Hopps (Ferus Gallery, Pasadena Museum, Menil Collection) on the occasion of the memoir/biography, The Dream Colony, by Hopps with Deborah Treisman and Anne Doran.

(Shown: detail of Ed Kienholz's Walter Hopps, Hopps, Hopps, 1959.)