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Collector's Catalogue Vol. 4 Issue 2
by ArtSlant Team

Collecting as Practice

Max Nesterak talks with Jeremy E. Steinke of the Guggenheim Young Collectors Council

Jeremy Steinke bought his first piece of art right after graduating college. It was a poem on green xerox by Tracey Emin called Fighting for Love (1998). He was working at a gallery in New York City that was representing her, and, as he remembers it, didn’t really think of his first acquisition as collecting.

“I just thought, ‘I love this, it’s so interesting,’” Steinke remembers. “Once I framed it, it felt like a real piece of art – which it was, I just didn’t register it in that way. After that, I guess I’ve never really stopped."

He left the commercial art world shortly after for the film industry, professionally speaking, but for all intents and purposes he is even more involved in the art world than he was as a recent graduate working in a commercial gallery.

He’s a long-time member of the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council, can count many artists, art advisors, and curators as friends, and collects several pieces a month (he has yet to resell a piece). He’s run out of wall space by now to display his entire collection, so his home in Brooklyn is in a continuous state of curation.

Steinke’s passion for art and collecting is incredible; he speaks of it with this sense of overwhelming gratitude that he’s fortunate enough to live a life full of art. He calls collecting a “practice,” not a task to be finished or a hobby but rather a lifelong pursuit...

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Summer in East Hampton

In this gallery spotlight, Natalie Hegert chats with QF Gallery's Chantel Foretich

Ever since Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner settled in nearby Springs, East Hampton has become a hotbed of artistic creativity. Its languorous lush summers have inspired recluses (think Grey Gardens) and artists alike. It’s now also home to a neighborhood of first-rate galleries with curatorial programs rivaling anything you’ll find in the city.

As part of ArtSlant’s ongoing focus on the Hamptons’ art scene this summer, I chatted with long-time ArtSlant friend, artist and gallerist Chantel Foretich, whose East Hampton project space, QF Gallery, has an incredible upcoming program of exhibitions this summer, including an exhibition of rare work by Nan Goldin and a Mickalene Thomas-curated group show. If the world-class exhibitions don’t entice you to travel east, then the idyllic and relaxed setting in and around the lovely East Hampton historic building which houses QF Gallery certainly should. Even after the temperatures in the city dropped just below “hell on earth” status, there’s still no better time to get out and experience some white sand beaches, cool ocean breezes, and some amazing art...

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ArtSlant's Collector's Catalogue is a special edition publication focused on bringing new artists and new work to the attention of our worldwide audience of seasoned buyers, committed art lovers, and first-time purchasers. The artists included in our Collector's Catalogue can be contacted directly or through their galleries. ArtSlant is pleased to present them for your consideration.  


Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/1/13

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