More than just artist and collector
In the art market, the relationship between collector and artist is often transactional in nature.
But some artists and collectors here have managed to forge ties of friendship and mentorship.
With the five artist-collector pairs that Life! spoke to, the number of works by the artist that the collector owns is immaterial to the affinity they share.
Their camaraderie is built upon the collector's deep appreciation of the artist's work and their common passion for art.