Honoré Daumier, detail of Une promenade d’agrément aux Champs-Elysées [A pleasant stroll along the Champs-Elysées], reproduced from Le Charivari, 5 October 1855.

Secrets of the Real Thing: Building a Collection as a Graduate Student

Norman Ackroyd, detail of Inishbofin Sound (2005).

Norman Ackroyd’s Collectors

Hercules Segers, detail of Mountain Valley with Fenced Fields (ca. 1615–1630).

Hercules Segers

Walton Ford, detail of Dying Words (2005).

A Socially Acceptable Form of Addiction

  • Prix de Print No. 23: Recent Antiquities by Cooper Holoweski

    Cooper Holoweski, Fragments of a Broken CD-R—After Piranesi’s Fragments of the Marble Plan of Ancient Rome from Recent Antiquities (2016).

    In the series Recent Antiquities (2016), Cooper Holoweski follows the tradition of artists who have taken earlier artworks as starting points for new ones. One immediately thinks of Roy Lichtenstein’s Cathedral lithographs made in 1969 …Read more

  • Collecting a Life

    View of the author’s collection installed in the entrance gallery of her New York apartment. From left to right: Robert Rauschenberg, Silkscreen #3 from The Seat of Authority (1979), screenprint, 30 5/8 x 23 1/8 inches; Jasper Johns, Untitled (Coca Cola) (1971), lithograph, 39 x 29 1/2 inches; Robert Motherwell, Pauillac #3 (1973), lithograph and screenprint, 35 5/8 x 18 1/4 inches; Robert Motherwell, Pauillac #4 (1973), lithograph, screenprint and collage, 35 3/8 x 18 1/4 inches. Below, in acrylic display case: Lynne Allen, Ita ta Win Bag (2003), photolithograph on 19th-century goatskin land document, linen thread, horsehair tassel, collaged square, leather hanger, approximately 6 x 4 x 3 inches. Photo: Elliott Mickleburgh.

    Collectors always remember their first purchase. When I was a college senior, I bought a small oil painting, Boat in Harbor, by a sophomore named Barbara Gerson for $30. She needed spending money and I wanted to help her …Read more

  • Collecting in the Midlands: the New Art Gallery Walsall

    Chris Ofili, For the Unknown Runner (2011), lithograph, 76 x 60 cm. From the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic portfolio. Image courtesy of Counter Editions, London.

    Stephen Snoddy is director of the New Art Gallery Walsall in the English West Midlands near Birmingham. He previously held directorial posts at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead …Read more

  • Barrier Riff: Gfeller + Hellsgård in Austin

    Christian Gfeller & Anna Hellsgard, Die Wand/Die Mauer (2016), screenprint on plywood, each approximately 8 x 12 x 3 feet. Unique objects. Printed by the artists. Published by UT Guest Artist in Print Program, Austin.

    In “Die Wand / Die Mauer,” Christian Gfeller and Anna Hellsgård used freestanding, screenprinted billboards to slice up the Fieldwork project space inside the University of Texas at Austin Visual Arts Center. Three eight-foot-tall, twelve-foot-wide walls were arranged in parallel, cutting diagonally through the room …Read more