Time Six - Contemporary Art
Your first souvenir about art? I think it was a puzzle of The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh that I received as a gift when I was 7. The masterpiece you would like to have in your collection? We have definitely come across so many masterpieces that we wish we could have, but a recent one is Kenturah Davis’ Study of Entanglements. This was part of an exhibition last year at Jenkins Johnson Gallery in Brooklyn. We were completely at awe when we saw it; and the detail and execution of the work was incredible.
Your first acquisition?
Our first major acquisition was a work from Erik Parker’s first solo show at Mary Boone Gallery. The piece is called Feeling Lucky and is one his iconic Pyramid shaped canvas. It is a very special piece in our home and reminds us how “lucky” and blessed we are everyday.
The masterpiece of your collection?
All the works in our home are special and it is really tough to pick just one. But if I had to choose it would be a painting that we acquired this year by Shona McAndrew titled Kaguya. The way Shona was able to capture Kaguya’s beauty, the softness of her skin and her realness, is truly unbelievable. Shona is one of the most talented artists we have seen; her sculptural works are incredible, and her paintings and works on paper are equally as powerful.
Where do you buy your works?
We make most of our purchases through various galleries and sometimes directly from the artist.
TOP known artists?
Emily Mae Smith | Hugo McCloud | Genesis Belanger
Emily Mae Smith, Brooms with a View, 2019
Hugo McCloud, Push Pull, 2019
Genesis Belanger, Helps the Medicine Go Down, 2019
TOP emerging artists? Il y a tellement d'artistes émergents talentueux parmi lesquels choisir, alors je vais vous en donner cinq: Shona McAndrew | Nick Doyle | Raelis Vasquez | Kevin Claiborne | Sally J. Han
What are your criteria to choose an artwork? When we acquire something, we need to be completely drawn to it immediately, like love at first sight.
Any advice for neophyte collectors? Start slow; great collections are built over time, not overnight.
What brings you MyStudiolo? To share and connect with others about art 😊
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