Col­lec­tor Driven

Western Art Collector - - LETTER FROM THE EDITOR -

Once our new is­sue is re­leased I grab an ad­vanced copy of it, head to my fa­vorite morn­ing cof­fee spot, sit in the cor­ner and go through it story by story, page by page. When I do this, I’m not look­ing for er­rors or things we could have done bet­ter. In­stead, I’m try­ing to en­vi­sion what a col­lec­tor would think as they thumb through the new is­sue as it ar­rives at their home or if they pick it up at an art fair, an auc­tion, a mu­seum ex­hi­bi­tion, a gallery or on the news­stands.

I do this be­cause this is what is at the core of this mag­a­zine. We love what we do and we love art and we want to show the best work that is be­ing cre­ated each month in ev­ery sin­gle is­sue. But the other side of this is that we love col­lec­tors, we love what they do, the pas­sion they have for all of this, and we want to show them work that we think will be ap­pro­pri­ate pieces to add to their col­lec­tions. When­ever we write an ar­ti­cle, we ask the artist or gallery to send us new work. Avail­able work. Work that has come lit­er­ally straight from the stu­dio—some­times still wet—and this in turn makes the mag­a­zine new, ex­cit­ing, fresh, dif­fer­ent and util­i­tar­ian ev­ery month.

We love and be­lieve in the art we show just as we also love the idea that the mag­a­zine is used. That it as­sists col­lec­tors in their daily nav­i­ga­tions of the art world and helps them find trea­sures that they can add to their col­lec­tions, be it from a gallery, a mu­seum event or an auc­tion.

We ap­pre­ci­ate all the sold sto­ries we get each month from gal­leries and artists around the coun­try who have sold work straight from the pages of this mag­a­zine. And we are al­ways look­ing for new gal­leries, new artists, new auc­tions and new events to fea­ture on these pages.

Sin­cerely,

Joshua Rose Ed­i­tor

P.S. Know of a show you think needs to be fea­tured on the pages of this mag­a­zine? Email me at ed­i­tor@west­ernart­col­lec­tor.com. We al­ways look closely at ev­ery sin­gle work of art that crosses our desk.

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