The Art Collectors, from; deb Clarke

from; deb Clarke
Watched this documentary on PBS last night and decided that if they could fit over 4000 pieces of original art in their New York City apartment, I have plenty of room in mine for my extensive collection.  I have never met collectors like the Vogels.  The Vogels really got to know the artists, the artists’ process, and really supported the artists at critical times in their career. 
There are a few collectors of my work that have more than one of my works, but there are no collectors as intimately familiar with my work as the Vogels.  My paintings have sold one at a time, with very few repeats.  Why?  because most of my sales have been commissioned for the space over the couch, the sideboard, the bed.  The biggest impact this video had on me is that it gave me great courage to continue and helped me to see some of my ‘hidden work’ as valid.  So, I won’t throw it out.  I will look at my art hiccups, see the value and remember that there is more to painting and making art than making pretty pictures. 

About Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Paints and Photographs scenes of Gloucester, Massachusetts Waterfront and Cape Ann. http://capeannpainter.wordpress.com/
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5 Responses to The Art Collectors, from; deb Clarke

  1. Beth says:

    I love it! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing deb! Can’t wait to catch the whole documentary. Seems like a fun show.

  3. Wish that I had the chance to watch it!

  4. deb clarke says:

    Paul! Thank you for posting this. It is so important for artists to remember what they do; which is to make art. and sometimes making art means stepping into the unknown. scarey territory for some, but for others, there is no other way.

    This visit with the Vogels through the documentary reminded me to question: What is art? who are artists? and there are so many answers.

    best,
    deb

  5. I wish I could meet the Vogels or at least get them to look at my gallery website: greensgalleryoforiginalart.com
    I need collectors like them!!

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