Sunday, February 19, 2006


In the January/February issue of Art On Paper there's a beautifully succinct quote from photography collector Bill Hunt about his avocation: "The rules for collecting are not that complicated: to look, to be present to the work, to be smart, and to talk about it."

I especially like the first two rules. They capture that first moment with a work when I just know I want to see it everyday for a long time. The second two come later but are no less important, leading to an expanded intimacy with a piece. Follow these four rules when buying art and that first moment never stops.

Above: from Carlos Motta's Pesca Milagrosa installation, a resident in Hunt's collection.

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