Saturday, October 24, 2020

Collector Jorge M. Pérez Talks About Buying Art During the Pandemic

ART NEWS
By MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN
Jorge M. Pérez. COURTESY THE RELATED GROUP
Jorge M. Pérez started collecting art almost 50 years ago, when he was in college. His collection, which focuses on contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of artists from Latin America, the United States, and Africa, currently numbers over 1,000 pieces—not including the hundreds he and his wife, Darlene, have donated to museums over the years. Over the summer, ARTnews caught up with Pérez. How has your collecting changed during the coronavirus lockdown? "I have been actively collecting, and our acquisition process has been extremely varied and diverse. We remain in close contact with all the galleries with which we’d established relationships, but we’ve also gotten to know many new galleries, many of which are smaller and working with young and emerging talent." [More]