I love making art, exhibiting art, and writing about art — I also LOVE collecting art. Not only for my own pleasure but it also feels so good to support the artists. A common misconception is that you have to be rich to collect art — but that is not the case at all. Just buy what you love, spend what you can, and you can find great work at affordable prices. Not that I wouldn’t love to have a bigger collecting budget! Especially with today’s economy, it’s important for us artists to stick together and support each other. This is how our art will survive, and hopefully will keep us all from having to work at Applebees or something.
So to wrap up 2010 I will be doing a series of posts on the art that my husband and I have collected this year. Looking back, we’ve added quite a few pieces to our collection – more than I had thought! I guess that’s what happens when you sit around in an art gallery all day.
If you are interested in any of these artists, click on their names to visit their websites. Obviously, I would highly recommend their work!
Andrew Linskens, Bee Balloon, Original Print (6/22)
Adam Wiesner, 4-9-10 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 4-11-10 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Generated Drawing
Adam Wiesner, 4-9-10 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 4-11-10 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (detail), Generated Drawing
This is one of my favorites from this year. The drawing was created automatically/randomly by a drawing machine. To see the machine in action, visit Adam’s blog here.
Look for Part Two coming up soon and happy collecting!
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