The Four Tribes of Collectors

Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim

Which kind of collector are you? Evan Beard, head of Art Service for Bank America contributed this insightful article to Artsy last year. (With a graph!) Enjoy.

“The most enjoyable part of leading the art division of a private bank is working with the great characters of the art market. In my experience, serious collectors tend to fall into one of four “tribes,” each with their own behaviors, insecurities, strengths, and motivations for seeking, acquiring, and appreciating art. You may recognize them wandering the fairs or waving their paddles at auctions; others tend to collect more discreetly, known mostly by the dealers who feed their obsessions. Below are the tribes I’ve known.”

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/evan-beard-four-tribes-art-collectors?utm_medium=email&utm_source=11999406-newsletter-editorial-daily-01-23-18&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=st-S