Matthew, Iris Strauss Have an Eye for Art

U-T San Diego -- In Matthew Strauss’ estimation, he and his wife, Iris, collect three kinds of art: “oh, oh my, and oh my gosh.” n One of their first “oh my gosh” moments occurred in 1987, when they encountered Gerhard Richter’s work at Germany’s “documenta” — a modern and contemporary art exhibition — on a trip with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s contemporary collectors’ group. n “We didn’t know what we were doing,” said Strauss, whose family foundation is lending a selection of 13 more recently acquired pieces to the University of San Diego for an exhibition. “But we loved it, because we loved color.” (Full Story