Page Six gets into the spirit of ArtBasel with an item on Amar’e Stoudemire’s art collecting ambitions:
Former Knick Amar’e Stoudemire has immersed himself in the art scene, saying his goal is to become “a legit and serious collector. It’s for my children — when they get older they can look back and say my father had this art in 2015,” the dad of three said during at a Surface magazine Design Dialogues event Tuesday at the W Hotel South Beach.
Stoudemire, who joined the Miami Heat this year, works with a team to help him pick pieces. “I have a pretty strong advisory group that I chat with on a normal basis just to be fully equipped and knowledgeable on the market,” he said. “Emerging artists are risky, so you want to make sure that you’re surrounded by good people who know the most about art and who will lead you in the right direction.”