The members found it easier to collect works by high-demand artists as a group, because as a team they could work together to reach out to more artists and galleries, which, in turn, helped them acquire more pieces. Though each of the members makes purchases individually, they usually consult one another before buying a work.And if an individual member spots an artist they love, they always try to make sure other members of the League will also be able to obtain pieces by that artist.
Working together was especially important because the group had neither financial backing, nor partnerships, nor formal training. Collecting collectively has also been easy because the members have overlapping tastes. It usually isn’t difficult for them to decide what to purchase and what not to. Collaborating helps them share their collections, allowing members to exchange pieces among themselves and amass a larger collection as a group than any of them would have on their own.
“It’s rare that we buy something solo, especially me, [Demetrius and Jason],” Wills said. “I can’t really think of anything that we bought in the last couple years that we were literally one person.”