Why Collect Art?
Whether out of casual interest or obsession, nearly one-third of Americans can be classified a collector. What’s not common are the myriad reasons they do. For the art enthusiast, collecting is the desire to create relationships which tell a unique story through a visual expression.
Why Might You Collect?
- To establish or cultivate a personal aesthetic
- To commune with artists, dealers, curators, collectors
- To foster a relationships with spouse, partner, friends, family
- To join a social group
- To cure boredom
- To thrill in the hunt
- To relieve a basic sense of incompletion
- To assert wealth or social status
- To diversify a financial portfolio
- To fill a space on the wall with a marquee expression
- To decorate
- To approximate order
- To indulge in the nostalgic
- To leave a mark on history
- To donate to a museum or other philanthropy
- To communicate political, religious and spiritual leanings
- To celebrate achievement
Collectors are storytellers, recounting history, narrating or rethinking the present and projecting the future in a tale whose medium is the aesthetic. Whatever the vision, each collector’s impetus is individual.
Art collecting should be as seamless as loving something in a gallery and then taking it home, right? Unfortunately, such would be true if desire, intuition, knowledge and know-how were all equally aligned. At Lydia Barry Kutko Art Adivsory we believe collecting well is an acquired skill, one that when cultivated guarantees an infinitely more meaningful and pleasurable pursuit.
Think of your advisor as an advocate of the many dimensions of you. Our advisors will bring clarity to the collecting process, walking you through your first acquisition to the very last.