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The walls of UTA's new Beverly Hills headquarters might be bare if not for a Super Bowl bet Zimmer won two decades ago.
"I usually frittered away the money, but this time I wanted to actually have something," he tells THR. "I was driving by the old Butterfields auction house on Sunset and I spontaneously pulled in and found my first photograph."
What started with that Sally Mann print has become an extensive contemporary art collection (Nathan Mabry, Thomas Struth), much of it large-format color photography that cycles between the UTA offices and Zimmer's home, where he and his wife, Marisa, have an affinity for ocean-based paintings and photographs.