Recent Articles
Trevor Paglen talks about his new show Bloom
Q&A
Trevor Paglen: ‘Bloom was put together in a moment of death and mourning, a moment when the fragility of our lives and institutions is in sharp focus.’
Eye on the suburbs? Here's some art that works outside the city
Living With Art
Eye on the suburbs? Then consider some art that works outside the inner city
It's Time to Take Cartoon Art a Little More Seriously
Living With Art
It's Time to Take Cartoon Art a Little More Seriously
Bring New York and London's Fashion Weeks Into Your Home
On Trend
Bring New York and London's Fashion Weeks Into Your Home With These Elegant Artworks
The Artspace Group Show: The City
Living With Art
The Artspace Group Show: The City
Fall for Your Walls: Bring an Autumnal Aspect to Your Collection
Expert Eye
Fall for Your Walls: Bring an Autumnal Aspect to Your Collection
The Artspace Group Show: Science Fiction
Living With Art
The Artspace Group Show: Science Fiction
The Artspace Group Show: The Sea
Living With Art
The Artspace Group Show: The Sea
5 Great Pieces on Women's Equality Day
Expert Eye
Rhinestones, Sequins, Paint, Photography and Linocuts - 5 Great Pieces on Women's Equality Day
Broaden Out Into New Media With These Innovative Works
Expert Eye
Beyond Two Dimensions: Add New Media To Your Collection With These Innovative Works
INTERVIEW: Wolfgang Tillmans
Q&A
INTERVIEW: Wolfgang Tillmans: ‘Classic photography seemed so remote, so irrelevant to me. It just didn’t touch me'
INTERVIEW: Mark Bradford
Q&A
INTERVIEW: Mark Bradford: ‘Everybody should have a little protection, a little cover, a little bit of a net and society should give it to us'
Paul McCarthy 'I suspect they're disturbed when ketchup is blood'
Q&A
INTERVIEW: Paul McCarthy: 'My work refers to my private, forgotten or repressed memories. I recognize them as existing, but I am not sure how they relate to me. Are they specifically my trauma, or someone else’s?'
10 Questions for Met Museum Director Max Hollein
Q&A
10 Questions for Met Museum Director Max Hollein
INTERVIEW: Genesis Tramaine on Her New Artspace Print
Meet the Artist
INTERVIEW: Genesis Tramaine on Her New Artspace and NYFA Limited Edition Print, Black Woman University

Collector's Corner

Collector Spotlight: Alexander Wang Executive Hilary Peltz

By

Collector Spotlight: Alexander Wang Executive Hilary Peltz
Hilary Peltz with Las Marias Donde Pombo by Kiko Kairuz

Artspace's collector community is brimming with interesting, trend-setting professionals—and New Yorker Hilary Peltz is one of the more fashionable of the bunch. Now an executive at the cutting-edge fashion brand Alexander Wang, Peltz started her collection by buying street art in college. Read about this fashionista's taste for playful abstraction and her voyeuristic appreciation of art.

 

Name: Hilary Peltz
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Senior Account Executive, Alexander Wang

 

What inspired you to start collecting art, and when?

Celebrating and collecting art has always been very important to me and my family. Whether it was hanging up our childhood artwork or visiting museums and galleries, I've grown up appreciating art for its beauty, its historical context, and as a conversation piece. I first started collecting in college from local street artists, but have since begun collecting on Artspace, and from art fairs and galleries.

 

What was the first work of art you ever bought?

My two favorite works that I got early into my collecting are a photograph by Mike Stimpson that's a parody of René Magritte's Son of Man done with Legos, and Benzyl Viologen from Damien Hirst’s spot series.

 

Damien Hirst's Benzyl Viologen (2012)

 

How would you describe your collection? 

Playful, humorous, colorful, with abstractcollage and mixed media. I'm often attracted to artists that give new meaning to familiar objects, and who reject banality with their witty construction of seemingly mundane objects and tools.

 

What do you do for a living? Does art relate to your job in any way?

I work in fashion at Alexander Wang as the liaison between the brand and department stores for our women’s designer and contemporary apparel. While my job doesn't directly relate to art, I love that I'm able to blend the business side of the fashion industry with a creative perspective.

 

Available on Artspace
Works on Paper for Under $1,000 FEATURING NICHOLAS PARTY, PIA DEHNE, CARLOS ALFONSO, AND MORE see more

 

What role does art play in your day-to-day life, or your life more generally? What do you get out of it?

Personally, I love creating art. I find the process stimulating and therapeutic. I also love the voyeuristic aspect of it—each work is extremely personal to the artist and gives you a glimpse into how she perceives the world.

 

What is the art scene like in your hometown?

Growing up in Manhattan afforded me the luxury to have the best museums and art galleries all within walking distance. I love how varying the art culture is in New York, from extremely high-brow to sidewalk graffiti artists. You’re constantly surrounded by artistic expression.

 

Hillary Peltz in her home

 

What do your think your collection says about you?

I like to think that my collection shows off my light-hearted attitude, as well as my love for interior design. I think the right artwork can catapult a room into something spectacular.

 

What's the last work you bought? What attracted you to that piece?

I just bought Leonardo Hidalgo's Cool Sunday. I love that he’s built his world out of forms from classic Pop Art, paying homage to David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein, while layering in new graphics that feel both modern and strikingly contemporary in relation to these two great artists. Hidalgo’s work feels so familiar that it almost makes you forget that Hockney's A Bigger Splash and Lichtenstein's Brushstroke existed separately.

 

Leonardo Hidalgo's Cool Sunday (2015) is available on Artspace starting at $150

 

 Is there anything on your wish list?

Bradley Sabin’s floral wall installation and Ruby Sky Stiler’s foam reliefs.

 

Bradley Sabin's Purple Floral Wall Installation (2012) is available on Artspace for $12,000

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Google Play's Megan Green on What Galleries Can Learn from the Music Industry

Collecting With a Conscience: At Home With Tribeca's Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi

Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner on How They Built a Cutting-Edge Art Collection for the Ages

[related-works-module]

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS