The association between William Randolph Hearst, Sr. and S. Kent Costikyan goes back to the turn of the 20th Century. The Herst-Costikyan relationship continued over the years between R. Hearst Jr. and Clarke W Costikyan. What is of historic interest is that S. Kent was a guest at the formal opening of San Simeon and Clarke was the carpet appraiser upon the Hearst family gifting San Simeon and its collection to the state of California.
The third and the fourth generation of Costikyans were called upon by the present Executive Director of the Hearst Castle, Hoyt Fields, to provide a proposal for the restoration of the Lever Kirman Carpet. | click to read more |