Friday, July 10, 2015

It takes one to know one: Why artists make the ideal collectors

By Dan Duray

Those who follow the art world and the art market tend to have a set picture of a collector: he or she is someone established in his or her career, with enough interest in the plastic arts that he or she is willing to shell out ungodly sums of money for art by whoever is of the moment. But there is another category of collector: artists themselves. This group is largely immune to trends, acquires objects for less money than you’d expect, and, most importantly, has unrivaled enthusiasm for the work. The most common way for artists to collect is through trades. [link]