Art collecting 4-Let's meet some collectors


Who are the biggest collectors in the world?

In this chapter, I think it is necessary to think about the great collectors, the great collections in the world, the most famous because they are role models for many collectors. I leave you a link because surely you will be able to enjoy analyzing the different collections. I propose that you analyze the type of collection in each case. You will be surprised to see that most collectors have one or a couple of specializations, they don't collect just any art object. From my point of view, what is interesting is that when we start a collection, we possibly have an idea beforehand of what our collection should be like, perhaps an idea that is still not very specific, but seeing the biggest ones is a way of being able to reaffirm ourselves.

The collectors selected here are not all relevant collectors. It is likely that there are very interesting collectors who do not "air" the size of their collection. I am writing this blog from Spain and you can believe me when I tell you that Spain is a very interesting country for collecting. In Spain there are very interesting and important collections. The best-known collections are the art galleries and art center museums in many cities with very interesting works, but there are many, many private collections.

Some are certainly mentioned in this list from, but there are many more. In an investigative task and taking a little time, you can discover very interesting collectors, collectors perhaps more along the lines of each individual project that you would like to discover. It is even possible that some will become benchmarks for young collectors.

I leave you another text that provides a sociological perspective of art. I like this text because I think it is important to become familiar with concepts such as art curators, curators, cultural managers; understand what an art gallery is and be able to differentiate it from other art sellers. It is also interesting to know which art fairs are of interest depending on the type of collection.

Barbosa Sánchez, A. P. (2016). The valuation of the work of art. ASRI: Art and Society. Research Journal, 10, 3. (Spanish)

The valuation of the work of art, Alma Barbosa Sánchez

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