In an Artspace interview with collectors and philanthropists Susan and Michael Hort, Andrew Goldstein writes, "In an art world where trends come and go, artists rise and fall, and buzzy galleries emerge only to quietly vanish, many New York collectors who want to buy fresh, young art with staying power follow a simple rule: find out what Michaeland Susan Hort are collecting." Buying for love during the early stages of the art market in the '90s, the Horts championed emerging artists who have since gone on to become blue chip success stories, artists like Adrian Ghenie, Chris Ofili, and John Currin.
Here, the influential couple chose their favorite artworks from the official NADA New York preview (which you can view on Artspace here), and explained why they chose each piece.
habla casa dinos tu nombre (apellido), 2016
Galeria Mascota, Mexico City
Beautiful use of found materials. Hope it is archival.
ALEX BRADLEY COHEN
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
Colorful painting, combination of figurative and abstraction. Especially like how he created the yellow arm.
BIG BAD PICKUP, 2017
56 Henry, New York
Work is compelling yet it is also free. We assume the piece is used for performance also.
Living Sunset, 2018
This out of worldly painting we found unusual and interesting. We have been following him for many years.
Copy Kitty, 2017
Hotel Art Pavilion, Brooklyn
Let's travel at magnificent speeds around the universe, 2017
This drawing reminds us of a show we saw at the Studio Museum that we loved. It's mysterious and beautiful.
Recess, New York
Former Vice President and Secretary of State, United States & Halliburton CEOs, 2017
Edel Assanti, London
The Tortuga looks like a fun boat. We especially like her intense colors and composition.
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