COLLECTOR'S CORNER EXLUSIVE

The Joy and Journey of Collecting Contemporary Art

Collecting contemporary art is more than just an acquisition of beautiful objects; it is an immersive journey into the vibrant world of today’s creative minds. Unlike historical art, contemporary pieces offer a unique connection to the present, reflecting current societal issues, personal narratives, and innovative techniques. 

 

As collectors, we have the opportunity to engage with living artists and support their ongoing work, making the experience deeply personal and impactful. Contemporary art galleries serve as vital spaces where these connections are fostered, allowing collectors to discover new talents and trends in real-time.

 

One of the most exciting aspects of collecting contemporary art is the ability to witness the evolution of an artist’s career. By investing in their work, collectors not only acquire pieces of significant artistic value but also become part of the artists’ stories. Visiting galleries and attending exhibitions provide direct access to these artists, offering insights into their processes and inspirations that enrich the collecting experience. 

 

When starting your collection, trust your instincts; the art you choose should evoke a personal connection, sparking joy or contemplation whenever you see it. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about the artists’ backgrounds, their creative processes, and the meanings behind their works. This knowledge not only enriches your appreciation of the art but also adds depth to your collection. 

 

As you acquire new pieces, think about how they will fit into your existing space. Curating a home collection involves more than just choosing beautiful pieces; it’s about creating a cohesive and harmonious display. Consider the size, color palette, and style of each artwork and how it complements the other items in your collection. 

 

For example, a minimalist abstract painting might pair well with modern furnishings, while a vibrant, expressive piece could serve as a focal point in a more eclectic room. Use lighting strategically to highlight your artworks and create the desired ambiance.

 

In addition to aesthetic considerations, be mindful of the placement of your art to ensure its longevity. Avoid placing artwork in direct sunlight or in areas with high humidity, as these conditions can damage them over time. For framed pieces, use UV-protective glass and acid-free materials to preserve the integrity of the artwork. 

 

Regularly dust and inspect your collection to maintain its condition. If you’re unsure about the best practices for preserving specific types of art, consult with a professional conservator or the gallery from which you purchased the piece. 

 

Finally, remember that a personal art collection is an evolving entity. As your tastes and interests change, so too can your collection. Don’t be afraid to rotate pieces or even sell or donate works that no longer resonate with you. This fluid approach keeps your collection dynamic and reflective of your personal growth. 

 

Curating an art collection in your home is an ongoing journey of discovery and expression, allowing you to continually create a space that is both visually stunning and deeply personal.


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Stephen Hansen

In The Salon at The Rue de Moulin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1894)

Mixed Media on Panel

20.5"H x 24"W x 4"D

 

Ruth Bloch

Tri-Color Couple on Balloon

Bronze 

34"H x 10"W x 9"D

 

 

Doug Powell

JOE COOL STAY COOL

Upcycled Keyboard Keys on Panel

52"H X 52"W

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