Candy fans, my eyes have been directed elsewhere, since I don’t get to concentrate only on art here at the Arkansas Times! But I’m taking a break from news duties to mention the Christie’s auction Dec. 1, “Important American Paintings and Sculpture.” Since Alice Walton started building Crystal Bridges Museum for American Art, I’ve been looking at Sotheby’s and Christie’s catalogs as if they were gift catalogs, wondering what Walton might put under the tree in Bentonville when CBMAA opens 11/11/11.

I hope Walton hasn’t quit buying, because I’d like for her to select several things from this auction. Just for me. Here’s a list: