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An Unforgettable Experience Shared With a Collector

Just when you think a collector has no more room in their collection, they just might surprise you. I gave an artist talk for a group of collectors and had the pleasure of spending the weekend with a couple who had a very extensive collection. They took me into .....

An Unforgettable Experience Shared With a Collector

Just when you think a collector has no more room in their collection, they just might surprise you. I gave an artist talk for a group of collectors and had the pleasure of spending the weekend with a couple who had a very extensive collection. They took me into their home as if I were family and I soon found out that is how they think of the artists in their collection. They collect artists not just art. We stayed up late and shared very meaningful stories. When I woke up the next morning, the sunlight streamed through the windows illuminating every piece of glass within its reach. The colors bounced off a grand piano by the window. Allured by its beauty, I played the piano for the couple while they went about their morning tasks.        

We continued to share in each other’s lives over the next couple years. I received regular texts from the lady of the house – just checking in on me. I truly felt loved and appreciated. One day I got a call from the gentleman of the house. He said his big 50th wedding anniversary was coming up and that the only thing his wife wanted was one of my very early pieces. The problem was, the piece was not for sale.  It was in my personal archive.  After a few more persistent calls I started to seriously think about it. I was truly touched that the piece meant so much to her. I remembered how they made me feel like family. I decided that the piece should be in their collection to mark such a long and loving marriage. I gathered up my family and we drove 8 hours to their house to surprise her. I rang the bell with tears in my eyes holding a very large present complete with hearts and a bow. She opened the door and the look on her face…. sigh. I will never forget that “LOOK”.

 

 

 

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