Collector Diaries #1

'She Killed Him with Huevos Rancheros" in its new home.

'She Killed Him with Huevos Rancheros" in its new home.

What is it about collecting art that is so intrinsically satisfying? Why do people buy art? We thought we’d talk with collectors to find out.

Today we asked Carrie about "She Killed Him with Huevos Rancheros", by  Rolando Reyna, a piece that she bought here a few months ago.

Here's what she told us...

 

 I love this piece because...

    It has a lot of emotion. It's gritty and calming at the same time.

    It reminds me of living in the desert, which I miss.

 

I decided I couldn't live without it because...

    It feels like it was made just for me. I felt like I just had to have it 

    and I would regret letting it slip away.

 

The moment I decided to take the plunge was...

    When I decided I would be more rich having the painting for the rest of my life, 

    than if I chose to keep the money instead. I knew the money would just 

    go toward phone bills or something. This felt so much more permanent and 

    valuable.

 

I love having it in my home because...

    It reminds me of my own story and because it represents my values, 

    that human expression is a miracle which shines brighter than money.

 

Where I display it is...

    In my living room. I see it every day and reminds me I'm a courageous person.

 

Art that really excites me is...

    I love art that feels like the artist is sharing something deep and raw.

 

The next piece I buy might be...

    I don't know. I'll know when it grabs me.