I’ve been the Editor of American Art Collector since the very beginning. While we launched the first magazine in September 2005, my job actually began in June of that same year. So it has now been 13 years since we have been creating and publishing this magazine every month. Thirteen years. One hundred and fifty three issues!
A lot has changed in the publishing world since that time. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that fact that American Art Collector is a collector-driven magazine and we pride ourselves in knowing that the best collectors of contemporary and representational art read this magazine on a monthly basis and use it to help them acquire art for their collections.
How do we know this? Simple. The galleries tell us.
Just recently, Steve Diamant from Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles reached out to me. This is what he said. “[The March] issue featured our ads for Adam Vinson’s March exhibition, Song and Dance. A collector from New York state was reading the magazine and saw the ad with the painting Life Is A Banquet. He called on the day the exhibition was opening and asked if it was available, we said it was and he said, ‘I’ll take it.’ That easy.”
And even more recently I was contacted by Christina Lotton at Lotton Gallery in Chicago. And this is what she said: “We had a longtime collector who reads the magazine every month. When he got his copy of the May issue he called right away and bought two works…He’s such a huge fan of the magazine and he regularly uses it to see what new art is available.”
“That easy.” Words to live by. And that is our goal as it has been since day one. A magazine that connects the best collectors across the country with the best galleries to help them find new work for their collections.
And it warms our heart knowing that this still happens. Year after year. Issue after issue.
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