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Why You Need To Make An Art Collector Your New BFF
Never mind artists, these are the people you should be befriending
Art Girls Jungle 12 Sep 2019

I have just returned from staying with an art collector, and I am now convinced that all my art-gal-pals should ditch the artists, gallerists and hangers-on of the art world, and instead set their sights on befriending a collector. Why? Read on dear reader.
 
The Collection


Let’s start with the obvious. The main perk of being friends with an art collector is access to view their collection. Whether it’s a public institution, a private foundation, or something a little more low-key, if you’re friends with the owner, you know you’ll get the behind-the-scenes tour.
 
The Contacts


Whether you’re a wannabe curator, an emerging artist or just need to go out on the town and party, an art collector has the contacts for you. A word of advice though, they won’t be too pleased to be friends with you if you appear desperate. Only from a genuine relationship will such connections be shared.
 
Their Relationships With Artists


Collectors have a special relationship with artists. How could they not? They are their main financial supporters. A museum show is great but it ‘aint ‘gonna pay the bills. If you really want to meet your favourite painter, one sure way of being able to do so is via their patron.
 
Their Home
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1idKZHgDIP/
Collectors have the best homes. I mean really, I speak from experience. If you are lucky enough to receive an invite, take them up on it. But here’s a tip, don’t gawp at their art. Treat it like any other home, and always with respect. When you are invited into their home, you’ll be greeted with the treasures from their collection, the pieces they want to see everyday, and hidden away from prying eyes. It’s a very intimate experience, one to be treasured.
 
Images via @bastmagazine @iloveutaylor19102 @designer_world_fashion @damienhirst

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