Rich and Kim Reading
“If there’s an artist that makes work that resonates with you, don’t overthink it. The premise of collecting art is to have it in your home and to enjoy it everyday.” RICH AND KIM READING
We stumbled across the work of Abraham Anghik Ruben through some images online and were immediately captivated by his pieces that focus on the Norse and Inuit connection. However, it wasn’t until his exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in 2012 that the door really opened for us to find Kipling Gallery and to establish our relationship as patrons. Rich saw the exhibition three times. When we began collecting Abraham’s work, we were already collectors of other Inuit art, but for about the past five years, it’s really been all about him. Abraham has the ability to tell entire stories with multiple chapters in his sculptures. He tunes into the world—the universe—at a different level. In the ensuing years, we’ve spent time with him and would count him as a friend. He’s been in our home, and, in turn, we’ve travelled to see various exhibitions of his work. If there’s an artist that makes work that resonates with you, don’t overthink it. The premise of collecting art is to have it in your home and to enjoy it everyday. It should create music in you. That’s what should drive you onward.
04 The solarium in Rich and Kim Reading’s home exclusively features sculptures by Abraham Anghik Ruben