Posts Tagged ‘collecting’

On Collecting: Building a Better Me

Aurora Crispin, A Selection of Everything, 2012; installation view, Important Projects, Oakland. Courtesy of Important Projects. Photo: Important Projects.

From our partners at Art Practical, today we bring you a look back at Christina Catherine Martinez’s essay on collections, which she calls “an arrangement of language and objects toward a social purpose… the work of fencing off some discernible patch of belonging amid the wild landscape of existence.” This article was originally published on February 6, 2014. In 2005, Aurora Crispin set out to photograph every[…..]

On Collecting: Breaking the Borderlands of Function

Hans Coper. Vase without and with flowers; ceramic, 8 x 6 x 4 inches. Courtesy of Jeffrey Spahn Gallery.

Today from our partners at Art Practical, we bring you Djinnaya Stroud‘s recent profile of three collectors whose acquisitions include functional works. Stroud explains, “The need to understand an object through its use drives many people who would never have been art collectors to amass functional work.” This essay was originally published on December 10, 2014. The term “non-functional art” isn’t satisfying as an antonym for functional[…..]

Summer Reading: The Education of a Collector, or Jeff Dauber Explains Why Tech Bros Don’t Buy Art

David Hevel. Jay Z Killed the Pussycat, 2006; mixed media. Courtesy of Jeffrey Dauber.

As the editors of Daily Serving get ready to take their end-of-summer vacations, we find ourselves swapping reading lists—the articles we’ll dive into once have some uninterrupted time to catch up on what our colleagues have been writing. We’ve gotten so excited about what’s on our lists that we want to share them with our readers. Between now and Labor Day, Daily Serving will feature the efforts of our fellow[…..]

Help Desk: Crazy Collector

John Baldessari. Two Whales (with People), 2010; screenprint on paper, 32.25 x 23.60 inches, edition of 50

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is cosponsored by KQED.org. We recently sold a piece at an art fair, a photograph, the sale being the second of this particular edition. Because it was the second edition, we needed[…..]

Help Desk: Various Unpleasant Situations

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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is cosponsored by KQED.org. I have a collector friend who recently went into a gallery to acquire a new piece for his collection. He was prepared to pay cash and was surprised[…..]