The Financial Times has an interview with British collector Anita Zabludowicz on the occasion of her making plans to create her own art island in Finland as a showcase and residency program for emerging artists. While on the subject of young artists, Zabludowicz makes this observation about the responsibility a collector has toward an artist:
Owning work is a responsibility. You are affecting the lives of artists by buying their work but you also have to mentor the artist. You can’t just leave them. They should have an after-care service. I suppose it’s a kind of a maternal thing – especially with the young ones. Once you buy the second piece, it’s a huge commitment because 10 years down the line we will still be supporting them.
Private Views (Financial Times)