Broadening Our Definitions Of Art

Collecting art is a wonderful desire that is driven by a genuine passion. To begin collecting the intelligent way, one must refine their eye and magnify their possibilities. One of the main reasons that individuals collect art is for sheer pleasure that they get from each piece of work, which will continue for years, particularly if displayed in the home. An art piece will not run the risk of going out of fashion like trendy jewelry or clothing.

The founder of Exis Capital Management hedge funds Adam Sender has had a brilliant career that has allowed him to own one of the most remarkable contemporary art collections existing anywhere. Comprised of about 800 pieces, these personal and rich works have nearly taken over his Manhattan offices and homes. Since he has begun collecting since 1998 he has made incredible choices continuously. Sender has turned into a great art collector as he possess the skills to narrow out certain works from others and is able to incorporate all of them to make viewers understand the general development of art. Unafraid to experiment, Sender’s natural ability plus intelligence has assisted him in creating this amazing collection that is articulate and charming in every way, not to mention profitable.

Sender’s vast collection include works by socio-political photographer Rashid Johnson, social activist and artist Keith Haring, contemporary visual artist Jim Lambie, Cindy Sherman, Frank Benson, Sarah Lucas who is part of the 1990’s generation of Young British Artists , the conceptual artist Barbara Kruger, plus several incredible women artists. Many of these are on display in his home with decorating accomplished to specifically accommodate this growing collection. During various times Mr. Sender has loaned certain pieces such as Richard Prince’s “Spiritual America” to various museums such as the Guggenheim and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for all to enjoy and contemplate how the work’s theme was created. Here, Adam Sender was discussed in a Business Insider article.

After Sender graduated with a degree in history from the University of Michigan, this colorful individual accepted a position as a fund manager with Steve Cohen’s business SAC Capital Advisors LP. In 1998 he established his own company and even took over as chief executive officer for his Exis Capital Management Inc., which provided investment research and information for clients. In addition to collecting impressive art works, Sender also practices the intense Ashtanga yoga poses (also referred to as power yoga).

The process of collecting art is a whole experience unlike no other, which provides the purchaser with academic, emotional and collective gratification and even an occasional adrenaline rush. Art collecting allows one to express their personal taste and perhaps make a statement.

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