American Art Collector - - Editor's Letter -

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.


Joshua Rose

P.S. If you have a sold story that you would like to share, please email me at editor@amer­cia­nart­col­lec­tor.com.

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