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Life is Short, Art is Long

Screen Shot 2014-04-06 at 8.22.47 AM“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln

It’s not something we like to think about, but collectors, as well as artists, need to face the fact that owning art, regardless of whether it is yours, or it is acquired, comes with certain responsibilities.  There are the obvious responsibilities concerning documentation, insurance, protection, care and handling.  There are even laws that … Continue Reading

The Responsible Collector

Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 7.57.29 PMCollectors of art fall into two basic categories. The first is the collector that decides to live with art, buys it until all the walls are filled, and then stops. The second revels in the experience of collecting, and like the artist, feels compelled by some greater force to continue with this passionate relationship, regardless of the decorative or functional aspects.

What many collectors don´t realize, is the process is not over once the piece is hung. It becomes even more vitally important to become a responsible collector … Continue Reading

Want to Start Collecting Art? Easy Steps To Get You Started

Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 8.39.24 PMIf you have ever thought about trying to become an art collector, either for pleasure or for investment purposes, the art world doesn’t make it easy for you. Galleries are cold, uninviting, scary and intimidating places to visit. Even a seasoned art world aficionado can feel awkwardly out of place when entering the inner sanctum of a public commercial gallery. The quiet hush, ominous white walls, cavernous spaces and contemporary art that defies understanding can be overwhelming to the novice. Gallery employees don’t make it any easier. … Continue Reading