Collecting art is more than a hobby. It is a practice that can have economic, social, historical and even political implications. How to recognize the importance of collecting one or another piece? What does it mean to collect art professionally? What aspects should I take into account?
The following list of books addresses, from a critical and reflective point of view, the different aspects that one must know when being a professional collector.
El coleccionismo de arte puede parecer una actividad solitaria, individual y meramente subjetiva. Sin embargo, como sucede generalmente con toda práctica relacionada a las artes, la colaboración entre profesionales y especialistas en diferentes áreas puede ser beneficioso para el valor económico e histórico de una colección. Pero, ¿cómo por qué y para qué?
The Macklowe Collection became last night (May 16) the highest valued art collection ever sold in auction history for $9222.2m. After a first auction hosted in Novemeber 2021 by Sotheby’s, which part of the collection reachead a total of $676.1 million, yesterdad the second part of a collection reached an extraordinary and historical record for an auctioned collection.
Mexico has a long history in collecting art at least since the 20th Century. Álvar and Carmen Carrillo Gil as well as Rufino Tamayo were wo of the most important art collectors who later donated their private collections to public institutions to give birth to their corresponding museums: the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Art Museum and the Museo Tamayo. But how have the most important art collections in Mexico been formed?
Being on line can make easier our knowledge about art. And if we are art collectors, we can find some tools to know more about somep pieces, prices, auctions and many more. Here are som apps you can find usefull.