Panelists debate ‘Why Collect Art?’ at Upstairs Artspace

Published 6:02 pm Friday, August 2, 2013

The two men say they buy a work of art because they like it. But they do have a plan. The panel discussion will reveal their strategy — as well as offer encouragement and practical tips for the would-be collector. Some topics to be covered: how do you conceptualize a collection and develop it? Do you already have a collection but don’t know it? how can you keep buying art on a strict budget? How do you discover good artists? How do you negotiate buying art from the artist’s studio (the most economical way to collect)? The collectors will also talk about the trick of commissioning an artist to paint a particular subject or style you desire.

Griffin and Robinson hope people will come armed with questions they’ve always wanted to ask about collecting art. Come early and enjoy their collection in the gallery.

The program is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshment will be served.

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A second program on collecting is a film scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. “Herb and Dorothy” is an entertaining documentary about Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a humble American couple (he was a mailman) who collected a treasure trove of modern art over their lifetime.

For more information on either program, call 828-859-2828.

– article submitted by Nancy Holmes