Love modern art-have purchased emerging artists...art is critical to life, owning art is a incredible opportunity. I feel very luck to be in the position to purchase amazing work.
Books, pictures, sculptures
Jim Brandenburg photography
No, I don't have works of art yet. But don't worry Megan Fox, someday I'll afford you...
Yes, but nothing of great value. When I see something it touchs something in me.
no, i no purchase art. i do not understanting the plastic art. I like movies, literature and rock music
I buy art when I can because I love the idea of collecting something I like to look at whenever I want.
yes, many. paintings mainly. what compels me is a compelling desire... not really sure how else to describe it.
yes , different kind for different reasons , mainly tribal art , or to support artist friends ..
I bought art from a friend in college. None Since. The knowledge that it was special and unique . . . a quality lacking in everything I've seen outside a museum since.
|I collect art in a microcosmic way compulsively! I think there's one painting - a 3D framed artwork by Tony Wood, bought from a wonderful gallery with a windfall, and then many works left by various art students and friends who painted or stencilled or sculpted or whatever, but the works I mostly collect are postcards and cards by artists - either miniature reproductions (mass made) of masters from Fra Angelico to Kandinsky, or later works by arty photographers, tapestry from cathedrals by Colcards, stained glass Tiffany cards, Escher pictures, design cards of classic antique tiles or cloth, all kinds of artworks and designs that have intense colours, interesting form and striking images. I am always aware of new images and have boxes so full of cards I just think of them as 'image banks'. Also a great cybergallery, which I expect every art lover on the web has on their computer. I sometimes think 'enough!' but just when I'm not expecting it, some artist will manage to say something new (despite going to as many exhibitions as I can, and looking through as many art books as I can get hold of) in the genre of geometric shapes, or filter photography, or paintings about the sea, or say something new with the colour blue, and I get amazed and have to buy the card because I've neither room nor money for the painting itself, not being a curator of a vast museum/gallery (though I sometimes wish I was!). I love sculpture and all forms of 3D and immersive art, but have less images of those simply because they photograph less well, and/or people take less 2D images of them to reproduce. Or they are hard to capture if photographing them yourself.
What I love is when you can buy a book of artworks that really captures the spirit of the work. One of my favourite art books is a fantastic book full of the paintings of the artist Peter Gillies. When I say full, I mean it - the book might only be A5, but the colour prints - which are wonderful and do something like justice to his amazing paintings - go right to the edges of the pages, so you open it and are immediately in the middle of a whirl of colour. The only white page area is really where his poems are, and they complement the paintings perfectly. He is underrated as a poet, I think his poems excellent. Though it is hard to disentangle the experience of being immersed in his visual art while reading his poems - but then I don't think that's a bad thing. It's a fabulous book, the publishing of which I believe was partly funded by the Arts Council. It's small for an art book (though bigger than the lovely postcard book of art one can get from time to time), but packs a real punch. The colour printing is extremely good, it must be because, as I say, you enter the paintings at once, which is pretty good going as the works themselves often take up most of a wall! Incredibly the book was only four pounds.
A great thing about Andy Goldsworthy's art books is (apart from being beautiful) that they are full of artworks you couldn't buy any other way in any case, because of course, the tide has come in since then, or the wind has blown, or...
The place is full of paintings, drawings and sculptures/structures, but if I had room and the money...I'd probably live in the V&A Museum! Modern. abstract, Medieval, classical, applied arts, architecture, landscape art, environmental art, Impressionist, Expressionist, Surrealist, installation, some conceptual, I love most periods and forms of art, and so cards are the only rational way of encompassing so many different mediums, genres and time periods. Does that count as being a collector of art in some way? I think of it as that, just in miniature.
Yes. Beauty and the ability to pay for it.
Yes, mainly Native Indian art.
I enjoy art. Especially crafts. One person's craft creation is another person's art.
Prints of the Rape of Lucrece and The Defence at Rorke's Drift. Fantasy works of various artists on block mounts. I love the female form, especially when it is in action or movement.
I have bought art in every country we have visited to bring home something that reminds us of our time in that country. Paintings, pictures, music. I love Cuban/Latin music, even though I don't understand a WORD of it! I like the beat.