Sunday, December 17, 2023

Mitzvah: Art Collector

2023 is the year that I made the decision
to become an Art Collector.

My focus for 2024 will be 
works on paper and photography
by female artists.

(I'm thrilled to own the Artist Proof of the book cover of her latest book)
More about this investment in this detailed post.

Mitzvah:  Collecting Art

Being an art collector can be viewed as a Jewish mitzvah, as it aligns with principles that support creativity, cultural expression, and the flourishing of the arts. Art collecting becomes a means of promoting beauty and enhancing the well-being of society through various channels.

Firstly, art collectors play a pivotal role in fostering creativity by providing financial support and encouragement to artists. This patronage empowers artists to explore their visions, experiment with new ideas, and contribute to the cultural tapestry. By investing in the arts, collectors contribute to a vibrant and dynamic cultural landscape.

16x20 acrylic on canvas

Cultural expression is enriched through art collecting, as it allows for the preservation and celebration of diverse narratives, traditions, and perspectives. Collectors often acquire pieces that reflect different aspects of society, fostering an appreciation for cultural diversity and understanding.

The act of collecting itself contributes to the flourishing of the arts by creating a sustainable ecosystem. Artists, galleries, and institutions benefit from the support of collectors, enabling them to thrive and continue their creative endeavors. This patronage becomes a cycle of reciprocity, sustaining and nurturing the arts.

In essence, being an art collector as a Jewish mitzvah involves actively participating in the promotion of beauty, cultural expression, and the overall well-being of society. It embodies a commitment to the values of creativity, diversity, and the enduring importance of artistic contributions to the human experience.

still life with remorse booklet, embroidered pouch, poster

(limited edition)

COPYRIGHT 2007-2023 Patti Friday b.1959.

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