River Gallery provides a source for, and assists its clients in collecting quality fine art, sculpture and craft. We encourage our clients to enjoy what they collect.
Meaningful collections may eventually be willed to family members, bequeathed to museums or sold through auction. A collection can consist of a diversified body of paintings, sculpture or craft, or it can be developed as a thematic collection.
Examples of thematic collections include:
Some questions to ask when considering an artist's work for your collection might be:
Obtaining biographical information on artists that you are interested in collecting is important. Information sources may include galleries, museums, libraries and fine art publications.
Visit galleries and museums to familiarize yourself with art that is available and that you may want to collect. Research in the Fine Arts Department of the public library, over the Internet, or through relevant publications, will provide additional information on what is available and what interests you.
Suggested Fine Arts Publications:
American Art Review, American Craft, Art in America, ArtNews, Glass Magazine
Suggestions for Collectors:
As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes. -Marshall McLuhan, philosopher (1911-80)