Category: General Ideas About Collecting

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The Water Wall at Evanston Hospital

A healing ambiance and a focal point for people using the building.

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Top 5 Art Market Internet Startups – artmarketblog.com

An increasing number of art market related internet startups have surfaced over the last six months

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Local Artists program: Percent for Art Ordinance

The City of Chicago’s Percent for Art Ordinance program is a process that has become an excellent vehicle for local artist exposure

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Profile of a Private Collection

Its provenance suggests the artist was a Da Vinci follower.

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Non-Collecting Museums

In one way, non-collecting museums are at an advantage.

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Veritas Fine Art Appraisals & Consulting LLC

Baker-Gough’s specialty is Italian Renaissance art

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McDonald’s Corporate Collection

the McDonald’s corporate art collection is nearly 4000 works strong

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R.S. Johnson International Gallery Inc.

We don’t want to own things (works) which are subject to changes in economic conditions.

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Percent for Art Ordinance

The program includes 500 works in 150 facilities throughout the city and both airports.

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Museum and Fine Arts Consulting, LLC

“I try to find out everything I can about that person: what they read; what kind of music they listen to….”

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McCormick Place West: Art for a Building the Size of O’Hare

The massive art collection at McCormick Place West.

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Peter Blume Collection at MIR Appraisals

A look at art market appraisers MIR and their work with the Peter Blume Collection.

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Artflix: The Art Documentary Roundup

Artflix: The Best of Art Documentaries featured on Netflix

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Chicago’s Top Art Collectors

Chicago Art Collectors from the 2010 ARTnews top 200 International Art Collector List

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The collector’s architect: Ron Krueck

A look at Ronald Krueck’s contributions to the Chicago arts community.

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“Don’t buy the bust, buy the building”: The story of the Richard Driehaus Museum

An interview with Chicago businessman, investor extraordinaire and philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus.

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How to Collect: A Webguide

Eight Great Sites about Collecting for Collectors – both armchair and actual.

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Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase Art Collection

Holding over 30,000 objects, exhibited in 450 offices worldwide, The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection has roots in both Chicago and New York philanthropy.

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Howard Tullman and Flashpoint Academy

In Chicago and the world of art collectors as a whole, Howard Tullman is a major one. His role as a tastemaker is unique, for his choice in art is far from classic. In fact, it’s jaw dropping.

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Interview with Gary Alan Fine

A few weeks ago, I made the trek to Glenview, Illinois to visit the home of Gary Alan Fine, an avid collector of Outsider Art. For his day job, he is a social psychology professor at Northwestern University. He stepped a bit out of his academic zone to pen the book Everyday Genius, the result of intensive study and a general growing appreciation for Outsider Art.