We all have our own reason for collecting, whatever it is we collect: Coffee spoons, paintings, fridge magnets, photographs, teddy bears, sculpture. Collecting is about passion. Sometimes about obsession. Remember that. If it talks to you, then don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t worth having. Buy with your heart, not for investment. A rule that I have always lived by.
I adore this quote:
“She taught me that I shouldn’t buy a photograph unless it made the hair on my arm stand up.”
– Susie Tompkins Buell, talking about curator Merrily Page
I couldn’t have said it better myself!