The Probate Lawyer Blog has a two part article about Dr. Albert Barnes and his art collection valued at $25 – $30 billion.  He died in 1951 after creating a foundation to care for and display his art collection.  Dr. Barnes tried to control the foundation from the grave to the nth degree, but his control ultimately lead to the his collection being used in ways that he would never have allowed.  Part 1 and part 2 are very interesting reads.  The Probate Lawyer also recommends a recent documentary now on DVD about Dr. Barnes and his art collection called “The Art of the Steal.”