Investment or Impulse: What kind of collector are you?

March 4, 2015

Do you consider long and hard before purchasing a piece or do you buy on impulse? Does your collection have a particular historic or geographic focus or does it follow the whims of your personal taste? Are you a risk-taker who likes to invest in artists early in their careers, or do you only buy works by established, proven artists? Do you buy works based on their historical significance, their investment value, or how it will complement your home’s décor?...

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Carrie Mae Weems is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

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Carrie Mae Weems' Dreaming in Cuba: Wilfredo, Laura, and Me, 2002. Copyright the artist, Courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. At The Armory Show, Pier 94.

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