Edward J. Guar­ino

Yonkers, NY

Inuit Art Quarterly - - COLLECTING GUIDE -

Be­com­ing an art col­lec­tor has been a slow but steady evo­lu­tion that con­tin­ues to this day. My col­lec­tion was built on a high school teacher’s salary, and though I am now re­tired, I am still col­lect­ing. I started buy­ing Inuit art around 1995 af­ter see­ing it in Van­cou­ver. I was par­tic­u­larly at­tracted by the use of line and mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives in works on paper and quickly be­came ob­sessed with the work of Janet Ki­gu­siuq. These days, I am drawn to edgier works by Na­pachie Pootoo­gook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Saimaiyu Ake­suk, Cee Pootoo­gook and oth­ers who ex­plore dark themes and sub­jects. I be­lieve that in or­der to build a great col­lec­tion the one thing needed is pas­sion. I have three rules: buy from the heart, buy the best you can af­ford and uti­lize lay­away plans.

02 An­nie Pootoo­gook Cou­ple Sleep­ing 2003–04 Coloured pen­cil, ink and graphite 33 × 53.3 cm

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