“An Escapist Endeavor”

Fine Dining in Denver by Photographic Artist Richard Clark

Recently, I came across a fascinating article, by Maximiliano Duron.  It gives many thoughtful suggestions as to why, after what the world has endured during the early spring to the present, many have turned to collecting Art.  Duron calls upon Mark Oldman, a wine expert turned Art Collector.

Trust
Trust by Artist Chris Johnson

We have had to Shelter in Place, often making our homes, schools, and offices the same location.  Under the same roof.   We see the Same walls each day.  We see the same images each day.   Enter the internet as the key to our passage for escape.

Creative Muses
Creative Muses by Chris Johnson

I’ve spoken with many new collectors over the last few months, and some who have always been Art Collectors.  The newer collectors were seeking a new “window” of inspiration.  With so little in one’s control, the ability to breathe new life into different areas of the home released  imprisoned and impassioned souls.

The Blind
The Blind by Artist Pamela Wolff
RosaMaria
RosaMaria by Artist Roberto Gauna

Please check out this article by Duron, please click this link to continue this article.

When the Pandemic Forced the Art World Online, Some People Began Collecting—Or Returned to It

I’ve also included in this blog my own opinions and observations.

You will note please,  in the end of the article, the phrase “An Escapist Endeavor” seems to fit this unusual trend!