How To Buy Art

NYT House & Home Roundup 2.28.08

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It turns out that rich people are intimidated by art galleries, too! The New York Times main focus of this week's Home & Garden section was on the idea of "Art Paralysis." The main story (The Terrible Toll of Art Anxiety) explores the fear and intimidation people possess when it comes to purchasing art (and their personal attempts at side-stepping the issue). The second part of the package is an excellent piece that AT readers will enjoy: Easing the Pain of Collecting looks at New York gallerist Jen Bekman's successful venture into the world of art galleries. We get a peek into Bekman's modest apartment and a look at how she is redefining art collecting by providing affordable, quality artwork to a large audience...

The Jen Bekman Gallery is not her only endeavor. If you are not familiar with her work, check out Hey, Hot Shot!, 20x200 and her blog, personism.com. The following are pictures of her modest, East Village studio:

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There is an mp3 of Jen Bekman's tips for art buying included in the package.

(Pics: Patrick Andrade, Gabriele Stabile)