Art collecting

The Collector #17

June 10, 2020

 Anne Russinof / Tony Saunders This piece by Tony Saunders is one that I could look at forever. It has moved from one wall to another over the years, sometimes sharing space with the work of other artists, sometimes going solo. It used to live on a [...]

The Collector #16

May 24, 2020

 J.J. Murphy / Katherine Bradford Of all the paintings in our collection, this one arrived at a perfect moment—right before the pandemic ruptured our lives so significantly. I have always believed that what hangs on our walls affects the quality [...]

The Collector #15

May 17, 2020

Lisa Hein + Bob Seng / Kerry Law Lisa saw this painting at Kerry’s Bushwick open studio and told him on the spot she wanted to buy it. It took nearly a year to close the deal, but Kerry honored our dibs when other fans started closing in at his [...]

The Collector # 14

May 3, 2020

Peggy Ahwesh / Leonard Woodruff As the days of self quarantine drift by I spend more time with the handsome genre painting that hangs on my bedroom wall in upstate New York – a still life with a shapely yellow pitcher next to a opal green vase [...]

The Collector # 11

April 12, 2020

Sharon Butler / Carl Ostendarp and Gail Fitzgerald Trade deal When I was up in Ithaca in the fall, I traded work with two artists who live up there—Carl Ostendarp and Gail Fitzgerald. I was teaching at Cornell, filling in for Carl, who was on [...]

The Collector # 10

April 5, 2020

Su Friedrich / Fred Tomaselli This is about something I didn’t collect, hence the title.* But another thing that got away is my memory, since this account is based on an event about 25 years ago and I haven’t seen the painting since then. Cathy [...]

The Collector #9

March 29, 2020

Barbara Epler / Elaine Arsenault   I have a small painting— The painting itself (though I carefully double-matted and framed it to be quite a bit larger) is the size of an old LIFE magazine, but seen horizontally: It is a gouache, slightly [...]

The Collector #8

March 22, 2020

Cecilia Whittaker-Doe / Rebecca Aidlin Rebecca Aidlin’s small painting hangs on my wall holding its place among various drawings and paintings that conjure visual thoughts and possibilities. Hers is a small intimate world made of water, rain, [...]