When you purchase a painting, you’re not just buying a physical, stretched canvas layered in oil paints. You’re buying into a practice, burgeoning or established. You’re acquiring a piece of an artist that has an indeterminate future ahead of them, or part of the legacy of someone who has already passed. If you buy early, and things go well, your acquisition is all the more special with the knowledge that you were one of the first to spot the next Jean-Michel Basquiat on the wall of some small, corner gallery. You took a risk.
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Sophie Lee, Cultured Magazine, January 20, 2023