Since opening the gallery, we’ve found that our customers have had questions regarding how to begin and grow an art collection. While there is not a “best” strategy for building an art collection, we have some thoughts to share.
One common misconception about collecting art is that you have to be very wealthy or spend a lot of money to have a good art collection; this idea can often inhibit individuals from beginning a collection at all. However, the truth is that almost anyone can begin an art collection. One famous example is Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, who lived in a one-bedroom apartment and worked as a postal clerk and librarian, respectively. In developing their collection, they had only two rules, which were, first, that they had to love the piece and second, that it had to be small enough to carry it home. This method of art collection resulted in a collection of over 4,000 works by well-known artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, and Chuck Close, which they later donated to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.Read More