Collecting

I started to collect art in a serious way about 25 years ago.  It began as a mix of vintage photography and contemporary art by artists that I knew and interacted with.  I was immediately drawn to surrealism and all of it's various iterations up to present time.  I never really felt a constraint as to what I could define as "surreal" for myself.  As it turns out, it is a pretty open and maleable concept.  Below is a selection of some works that have recently entered my collection.

 
 
 Aneta Bartos, Family Portrait #14,  2016, C-print, 30 x 30 inches, edition of 5   www.anetabartos.com

Aneta Bartos, Family Portrait #14,  2016, C-print, 30 x 30 inches, edition of 5

www.anetabartos.com

 Rebecca Reeve, Marjorie's World #15, 2013, C-print, 30 x 30 inches, edition of 10   www.rebeccareeve.com

Rebecca Reeve, Marjorie's World #15, 2013, C-print, 30 x 30 inches, edition of 10

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 Mickalene Thomas, Liz and Chair with Zebra, 2015, C-print, 48 x 48 inches, edition of 5  image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago

Mickalene Thomas, Liz and Chair with Zebra, 2015, C-print, 48 x 48 inches, edition of 5

image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago

 Ralph Burns, How Great Thou Art #7, 1980, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches, edition of 15

Ralph Burns, How Great Thou Art #7, 1980, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches, edition of 15

 Jean Moral, Julliette, 1927, vintage gelatin silver print, 9 x 6.25 inches

Jean Moral, Julliette, 1927, vintage gelatin silver print, 9 x 6.25 inches

 Maurice Tabard, Montage(Nu), 1929, vintage gelatin silver print, 9 x 7 inches

Maurice Tabard, Montage(Nu), 1929, vintage gelatin silver print, 9 x 7 inches

 Burk Uzzle, Bullet Hole #11, 2017, Archival pigment  print, 40 x 30 inches

Burk Uzzle, Bullet Hole #11, 2017, Archival pigment  print, 40 x 30 inches

 Shadi Ghadirian, Qajar (Mountain Bike), 1998/2017, digital pigment print, 16 x 12 inches

Shadi Ghadirian, Qajar (Mountain Bike), 1998/2017, digital pigment print, 16 x 12 inches

 Tania Franco Klein, Toaster, Self Portrait, 2017, Archival pigment print on w/c paper, 40 x 60 inches

Tania Franco Klein, Toaster, Self Portrait, 2017, Archival pigment print on w/c paper, 40 x 60 inches

 Dora Maar, Gamin aux Chaussures Dépareillés, 1933, vintage gelatin silver print, 11 x 11 inches

Dora Maar, Gamin aux Chaussures Dépareillés, 1933, vintage gelatin silver print, 11 x 11 inches