Lydia Adetunji of the Financial Times reports Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich does not fit the stereotypes of the heavy-metal musician. For one thing, he is a serious art collector. As Metallica became more successful and began to tour the world, he took to slipping into galleries on his days off. One day in 1993, he recalls, he was sitting on an aircraft as the band’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett flicked through a Sotheby’s catalogue for an upcoming auction. Ulrich looked through it himself. “I saw something that I fell in love with and in Istanbul I was on the phone to Sotheby’s in London the day of the auction and I got this piece of art.”
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