Col­lec­tor’s Choice

American Fine Art Magazine - - Editor’s Letter -

One of the best as­pects of this job is hear­ing from col­lec­tors across the coun­try about the new work they’ve added to their col­lec­tions thanks to Amer­i­can Fine Art Mag­a­zine. Pri­mar­ily, we de­sign our mag­a­zine, from edi­to­rial to lay­out, to be uti­lized.we see Amer­i­can Fine Art Mag­a­zine not just as a beau­ti­ful and ed­u­ca­tional mag­a­zine about var­i­ous top­ics within the field of his­toric Amer­i­can art, but also as a tool that can be used by col­lec­tors to help them nav­i­gate and bet­ter un­der­stand the mar­ket for this art we are all so pas­sion­ate about.

The art mar­ket is a gen­eral term. For us, it means the buy­ing and sell­ing of his­toric Amer­i­can art as well as ev­ery­thing else that goes along with this sa­cred ter­ri­tory, in­clud­ing the per­son­al­i­ties, fig­ures, col­lec­tors, sto­ries, in­sti­tu­tions, deal­ers, auc­tion houses, gal­leries, art fairs, events and ex­hi­bi­tions. We are con­tin­u­ally in awe of what col­lec­tors do on a daily ba­sis.their pas­sion and com­mit­ment to Amer­i­can art is truly some­thing to be­hold and is some­thing that we like to honor on the pages of this mag­a­zine.and that is why we in­clude such fea­tures as pho­to­graphic es­says of col­lec­tor homes. It is in these sto­ries where we are able to speak with col­lec­tors di­rectly, give a snap­shot into their lives and homes and find out what got them started on this col­lect­ing jour­ney in the first place. Our pho­tog­ra­pher, Fran­cis Smith, is con­stantly rov­ing the coun­try from coast to coast, shoot­ing these homes, speak­ing with col­lec­tors and ar­rang­ing these fea­tures for us with the help of gal­leries, mu­se­ums and other mar­ket pro­fes­sion­als.we hope you en­joy see­ing what we have been able to un­cover.

As al­ways, we are also friends of the gal­leries.when we started this mag­a­zine there was not one mag­a­zine that would pre­view ex­hi­bi­tions that take place in­side gal­leries.we have changed this.we feel gallery shows are just as im­por­tant and in­volve just as much schol­ar­ship as many mu­seum shows.we felt this way es­pe­cially when we at­tended Que­stroyal Fine Art’s re­cent ex­hi­bi­tion of works by Ralph Albert Blake­lock.this is some­thing that the gallery had been hard at work on—re­search­ing, com­pil­ing and seek­ing out paint­ings—for years.and it showed in the qual­ity and breadth of the ex­hi­bi­tion.

We are al­ways look­ing for such ex­hi­bi­tions to cover. If know about an ex­hi­bi­tion at a gallery hap­pen­ing any­where across the coun­try, please let me know. I can be reached by email­ing ed­i­tor@amer­i­can­fin­eart­

P.S.WE are also al­ways on the look­out for new col­lec­tions to fea­ture. If you know of one please email me as well.

Sin­cerely, Joshua Rose Ed­i­tor

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