Showing posts from December, 2008

Santa Regia Art Wish You Happy 2009!

wish you all
Fortune and Happiness in 2009!

Sold a Basquiat Art Bought an Apartment

Art Collectors Mary-Ann Monforton and Morris Shuman in their Stuyvesant Heights brownstone.

Mary-Ann Monforton and Morris Shuman bought a new home and renovated it with the money from the sale of one of the several Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings she bought directly from the artist at the beginning of his career.

This is a story on what it means to live with art and the benefits of having a great interest in painting.

"This is the house that art built," Mr. Shuman said.

“God bless Jean-Michel,” said Ms. Monforton, who became a friend of the artist when, at about age 17, he used to sit on her stoop in the East Village, across the street from a “Flat’s Fixed” sign. The motif later appeared in many of his paintings.

“We thank him all the time,” Mr. Shuman said.

The couple still buy art, often at charity auctions. Last year, Ms. Monforton bought a work by Kara Walker at a Bomb magazine benefit.

“This is my I.R.A. — Individual Retirement Art,” she said.
[from NYTimes]


Six Months Working with Seth Godin

Six Months Working with Seth Godin will Change your Life.   

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If you could change your life.
Godin is offering an apprenticeship opportunity. It's an MBA-like experience in 6 months.
You still have time, the deadline for applications is December 14.
You’re automatically disqualified if you’re late.
Check out the details here.

Art Collector Donald Fisher Restores San Francisco Presidio Museum Plans

Donald Fisher, the billionaire Gap Inc. founder who wants to build a museum for his contemporary-art collection in San Francisco’s Presidio national park, agreed to revamp his project and move it to a less prominent site.

The Fishers started collecting modern and contemporary art more than 30 years ago.

Doris and Donald, who together founded Gap, Inc., in 1969, have cultivated a life-long passion for modern and contemporary art. The family privately displays much of their collection at the Gap headquarters in San Francisco.

Occasionally some of the art is displayed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where Mr. Fisher serves as an officer on the board of trustees.

Fisher and his wife, Doris, own an important collection of more than 1,000 works of contemporary art. [from bloomberg]

Want to be like the Vogels?

You don't have to be a Rockefeller to collect art... ...have a passion and go directly with the artists.

Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, a postal worker and a librarian, respectively, who amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections to date on a modest budget.
The Moment NY Times blog has a wonderful interview with Dorothy Vogel. Here and a video.

Rumor has it the gallerist Leo Castelli sold you a lot of your work.
We bought our Donald Judd from him. He was a wonderful man and very supportive. We did not buy a lot through him though because he always gave us artists’s phone numbers and told us to call them directly.


Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Named Documenta 13 Art Show Director

The preparations for documenta 13 have already begun.

Documenta, the contemporary art show that takes place every five years in the German city of Kassel, named Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev as director of the 2012 event.

Christov-Bakargiev is currently chief curator at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin and was artistic director of the 2008 Sydney Biennale.
[from bloomberg]

documenta 13 will take place from 09. 06. until 16. 09. 2012 in Kassel.


One Question to Miami Art Collector Rosa de la Cruz

Regia Marinho abstract painting
Rosa talk ... how we need to stop partying and start looking at the art.

How do you and Carlos buy art? Do you make all the decisions together?

We’ve been married for 45 years, and we always consult each other. We look at the collection, and we buy works that we think will enhance it. We don’t buy on impulse. We are not buying just to accumulate. Our collection has a strong spiritual side.

[from artinfo]

One more question.
Do you like to see and buy art over the Internet ?

Unconventional guide to buy art over the Internet

When begin to art collect?
Art collectors start by buying artworks they could afford during a recession.

RegiaArt presents:

Unconventional guide to buy art over the Internet
It's a 20 pages ebook by Regia Marinho.


You look at art at your own time.
You can have a fast unpretentious access to the art market
You can contact artists worldwide.
Find your style
Buy art in the primary market

Who should buy this guide?
If you're an art lover willing to take advantage of the Internet.
Most of the artists all over the world now have some kind of presence online (pictures, website, blogs).
You can research artists works online and find something you love.

Price: $24.50 (pay and download)