Medici Schmedici: Demystifying the Artist/Collector Bond presents the work of five outstanding artists and explores the relationship they have with some of the major collectors of their works. While today’s collectors may not have the means–or Machiavellian methods–Lorenzo Medici had at his disposal during the Renaissance, they support the arts in an important way by collecting and commissioning the work of living artists. Lifelong passions can be ignited quickly by the purchase of a single piece, or grow slowly over time. By telling the story of how these connections have evolved–both in the exhibition, and in a series of artist and collector talks–the gallery hopes to encourage and inspire a new generation of collectors. Medici Schmedici was conceived by MJ Sharp and Frank Konhaus.
Collector Amanda Hughes
Collectors Kate Bottomley and Jefferson Holt
Collectors Alan and Marty Finkel
Collectors Ellen Cassilly and Frank Konhaus
Collectors Emily Kass and Charles Weinraub