Radiant: Let the Art Collection Shine

By Jo Phillips

Collecting Art for Love Money and More
Collecting Art for Love, Money and More, Ethan Wagner and Thea Westrich Wagner, £22.95, ISBN 9780714849775, Published by Phaidon.

In today’s economic climate, setting up an art collection may not seem like a tempting idea. However, being brave enough to do it may bring not only financial profits but also a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction taken from possessing art. Wanting to share their experiences and encourage people to discover the fascinating world of art collecting, Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner decided to create an insider’s guide to collecting art for both novice and experienced buyers.

“Collecting Art for Love, Money and More” is structured around ten topics and four themes: taste, knowledge, money and navigating the art world. Each of them contains knowledge the Wagners gained during assembling their own contemporary art collection of over 800 works – the vast majority of which is promised to the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou.

Thanks to being informative yet informal, the guide is an invaluable source of information not only for anyone thinking of starting their own collection but also experienced buyers wanting to gain an insight on the fellow art collectors’ work.

“Collecting Art for Love, Money and More” is out now and can be purchased via Phaidon’s online store.