My first trip to Europe was for a group show in Milan. Denise, the curator, wanted to have one new face, someone no one had heard of, along with the usual suspects. I was 'the new face' and jumped at the opportunity to see Europe the first time. After the show opened my host, Massimo, made arrangements for me to take a train to Florence. I wanted to go to the Uffizi Gallery to see the Botticellis and Titians.