1999, New Acquisitions, "One year in the life of the collectors"

by Tanya Ferretto, Former Curator

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Each object in a collection is treasured for its beauty, its history as well as the events surrounding its acquisition. Each time an interesting offer arises and the object becomes a serious consideration, seals and signatures are scrutinized and compared to known objects and the images compared to well known and accepted works by the artist. The collectors look at images with intensity and excitement. Each object has its story, has its phone calls, its worries, dreams and most of all the curiosity of an unsolved enigma. When was it painted? Who owned it? How good is the object? Does it represent the highest level of work by that artist? Some paintings have waited years before entering the collection. Each new objects that arrives fills the house with the pleasure of newly discovered beauty.

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