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Mega-Collector Reveals He Doesn’t Care About Art But Loves the Attention
“I don’t really like to buy anything that’s less than $10 million,” the collector said. “It just doesn’t elicit the validation I crave.”
Collectors of Color on the Importance of Supporting Under-Recognized Artists
In Los Angeles, a group of forward-thinking collectors is focused on building and championing diversity through the work they select.
Crunching the Numbers Behind the Boom in Private Art Museums
What kind of person opens a private contemporary art museum?
Thoughts on Stefan Simchowitz from Berlin
BERLIN — He’s back, but he never truly went away. Art collector/dealer/advisor/“flipper” Stefan Simchowitz, by virtue of a long exposé in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, is again on the lips and fingertips of artists, art pros, and now mainstream culture vultures everywhere.
A Demographic Breakdown of the World’s 200 Top Art Collectors
Hyperallergic has taken it on ourselves to crunch the numbers and scan the demographics of ARTnews magazine’s top 200 art collectors in the world.
Reverend, Collector, and Unlikely Tastemaker: The Story of Al Shands
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Long before Reverend Al Shands bought his first contemporary artwork, he founded an Episcopal church that met weekly at a Washington, D.C. seafood restaurant. “I find the wholesome, institutional nature of the church rather boring. But I do not find religion boring. To pray, I do not find boring,” he said. For six years during the 1960s, Shands was able to maintain this unusual congregation. “The only place we could afford to start meeting was in the restaurant. We used the mixing bowl as the baptismal font, the wine came from the bar, our bread was the rolls they served and our altar was the table.” For Shands, “The religious encounter is like a dinner party.”