Billy the Kid and other legendary bandits "captured" in Society of the Four Arts exhibit


PALM BEACH, FL.- Art enthusiasts, American history buffs and lovers of the ‘real’ Old West have a rare opportunity not only to see the only existing tintype portrait of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid but also to get a glimpse inside the thought process of William I. Koch, energy magnate and one of the country’s most renowned art collectors. Koch has loaned a myriad of western art and artifacts from his personal collection to the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, FL, for a special exhibition entitled “Recapturing the Real West: The Collections of William I. Koch.” On display now through April 29, nearly 80 percent of the items have never before been displayed publicly. In addition to the 130-year-old portrait of Billy the Kid, which made headlines last year when it sold for a record $2.3 million at auction, highlights of the exhibition include: • Original paintings and sculptures by artist