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Collector's Catalogue: Vol. 3 Issue 3
by ArtSlant Team

The Museum of Everything

Charlotte Jansen interviews James Brett about his unusual collection

The Museum of Everything’s founder James Brett is perhaps an incongruous addition to the Collector’s Catalogue – since he frowns at the idea of being labeled a collector.

Collector, hoarder, or fanatic – what is so compelling about the Museum’s activity is their novel approach to promoting and presenting artists.

Brett, somewhat of a talismanic leader in this – almost intimidatingly so – has punctured the bubble that is the art world, by representing the underrepresented, but also by circumnavigating the conventions for showing and selling art.

Their archive is an abundantly impressive one, comprising some 7,000 pieces, which Brett has drawn together and championed, presenting it to audiences through an international series of itinerant exhibitions – the next, Exhibition #5, opens in Moscow, on 26 April...

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Insurance for the Avid Art Collector

This article was contributed by Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley, Editor of the blog. Carrie has been writing insurance news and consumer information for since 2008.

Remember Superstorm Sandy? Think back to those images of New York's Chelsea gallery district and the flooding that destroyed so many pieces of artwork. Artists, collectors and dealers alike were hit hard by the storm. Fine art insurers have said they faced claims of up to half a billion dollars from that storm alone.

Will there be another Superstorm Sandy? Probably, somewhere. Of course, even lower magnitude storms can cause trouble in the art community. And storms, of course, aren't the only threat to collections. Nice pieces are vulnerable to many mishaps, including theft, fire and water damage.

It goes without saying that you want to protect your beloved personal collection from harm. You put so much energy, time and, yes, money into your artwork, that it would be devastating if anything ever happened to it. Protection comes in many forms. While a glass case might protect your favorite painting from a leaky ceiling, it won’t do much against a tenacious burglar. A vault might protect it from lots of problems, but then you're hiding your collection from yourself and others, negating the point of most 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 March 2013 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 4/11/13

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