The Buffalo News published a long profile of DoubleLine founder Jeffrey Gundlach. The article delves into Gundlach's youth and his passion for art.
“I don’t spread things thin,” Gundlach told the News in September, after his Albright-Knox donation was announced. “I focus deeply. I do that with my work, with my company. I want to make a difference to the things that I apply myself to and not just, as T.S. Eliot said, mete out my life in teaspoons.”
His rapid ascent once he entered the financial world:
Within six months, Gundlach, at 26, was managing Chrysler’s pension fund. Over a 24-year career at TCW, he built the firm’s bond business into a national powerhouse.
And his passion for modern art:
Gundlach is a long-suffering Bills fan, but his interest in football is dwarfed by his passion for art. And although he grew up visiting the Albright-Knox, Gundlach didn’t gain an appreciation for modern and contemporary art until a 2002 trip to the Tate Gallery in London, where he came across a man sketching a Mondrian painting.
“It’s like I’m hit by a thunderbolt,” Gundlach said in September of the painting that changed his life. “All of a sudden, at that moment, all I cared about was more modern art.”
Almost immediately, Gundlach began collecting 20th century pieces. Every room of his house – from the living room where a Calder mobile spins in front of a $28 million Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe to a hallway where a Diebenkorn landscape dialogues with a transcendent Mondrian – feels like a conversation across art history.
Full article here:
Jeffrey Gundlach: The Man Behind the Millions (Buffalo News profile)