Two recent articles support the trend of art collectors' growing role in the art world.
Lori Zimmer's Not just for private eyes: 10 collectors with museums post in Art Nerd New York this past December and Robin Dluzen's Collecting Chicago
published in art ltd. last september are but two stores on the growing
engagement some collector's are taking in the art world.
Zimmer's article is a list and briefing on 10 major collectors who have
built their own institutions to exhibit the works they have collected.
Dulzen's feature was a closer examination of two developing collections
and a more intimate view of what drives the decisions of their owners,
Chicago-based Scott Hunter and the Gotskinds. Scott Hunter collects
emerging artists, and Linda and Paul Gotskind tend to more well-known
figures, both collections specialize in Chicago artists among other
parameters. Dluzen covers how these collectors are "stepping up to the
plate" by lending works, sponsoring museum exhibitions, backing
initiatives, and overall push their city into the spotlight of the world
art-market stage. Together these stories reveal a trend in the market;
collectors who are cultivating more than a private collection.
Not just for private eyes: 10 Collectors with Muesums in Art Nerd New York
Collecting Chicago in art ltd.