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The Most Valuable Photography Collections in the World

From Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, to Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Prince, among others, are some of the most succesfull photographers in terms of the value of their photos. Some of their images has been reached up to the $8 million dollars. Their image are now part of museums and private collections that houses the most important photography collections. As we reviewed the museums that have impressive photo collections as part of our Art Photo Guide, here are some of the private collections who has been interested in preserving photographic images from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Art Advisory, Investing in Art, Opinion, Performance, The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors
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Collecting the Ephemeral: How to Collect Performance?

By Regina de Con Cossío

Performance is one of the most complex art expressions in all senses. It is about experience, time and space. But how to preserve those moments that run like a breathe? Is it enough having a photo, a video or simply a paper to archive those experiences that set a trace on the memory?

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Art Advisory, Investing in Art, The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors
English

The ABC of the Art Collector

By Regina de Con Cossío

The very essence of collecting is about assembling an array of objects through an act of love. The collector’s passion activates his / her search and, at the end of the day, his / her possessions. Within the artworld, the repertoire typically comprises painting, sculpture, antiques, photography. In an non philosophical way, it refers to objects.

Language is alway important regarding art. Since ever, the art world have built its own slang in order to create an identity, but also to communicate with each other in the midst of the dynamics art involves. That is way I offer you, as an art collector you are, a useful portable dictonary to be able to get involved with some key concepts when collecting art.

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