As a collector and an artist, Gerald Mead is nothing if not a meticulous keeper of records. Here's a glimpse at Mead's career as a collector by the numbers:
Year he started collecting: 1987
Art openings attended in past 23 years: 2,500
Collection stats: 550 works, 470 artists, 40 on view in "Public/Private"
Percentage of collection acquired through trades: 20 percent
Number of public exhibitions from the collection since 1997: 17