Monday, October 16, 2017

In 2016 book, Tiqui Atencio explored what makes collectors tick

By Ted Loos
In her book, Tiqui Atencio shares collecting how-tos from 80 top art collectors
Auctions are a niche within the niche of the larger art world. It would be easy for many top buyers to stay in a hermetically sealed bubble, interacting only with a handful of similar well-to-do people who travel the globe raising their paddles for great works. But Tiqui Atencio, a Venezuelan-born collector who is based in Monaco, decided to lift the veil on an intimate circle of bidders and buyers in her 2016 book, “Could Have, Would Have, Should Have: Inside the World of the Art Collector” (Art/Books, $35). “I had this urge to find out what made all these people tick,” said Ms. Atencio, who talked on the phone from Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera. [More]