The collector couple describes their instinctive approach to acquiring and caring for their contemporary art collection, and also addresses art fairs and the notion of “looking (or buying) with your ears.”
“For us, collecting is much more instinctive than intellectualized. I think we have to look at it and if for some reason it appeals to our warped aesthetic, then we try to figure out what it is in that piece that makes it interesting. The longer you collect, you realize that although you're collecting paintings, you're also collecting artists.”
Peter & Eileen Broido are Chicago-based collectors who have been involved with acquiring contemporary art since the late 1960s. The Broidos have a wide range of works in their prestigious collection, composed of established, emerging and mid-career artists from around the world.