I’m interested in work that combines a strong
visual impact with interesting, important ideas. We’re looking for brains AND
Rather than selecting individual works, I chose
the representative bodies of work from each artist. While collectors must
choose among pieces, I believe any individual work is only fully meaningful in
the context of the artist’s larger output.
The Magarinos, Marzianis and Costigliolos are a
single selection. They are beautiful, even elegant examples of a type of
abstraction coming from Latin America during the ’50s and early ’60s that
deserve wider attention.
Artists to watch in 2014:
The artists represented in El Museo del
Barrio’s biennial are always interesting and worth watching.
My number one tip for collectors:
Look at everything... a lot. It hones your eye
and mind and helps you understand how a given artist relates to history, as
well as to her own time and place. And look at an artist’s whole body of work,
not just a single product. You want to know how a particular piece fits into
the artist’s larger concerns over time.