This virtual program is part of the Collector Starter Pack series and requires registration. 901 Club levels with access to this program: Level 2+
Hear from three major collectors about how they built their collection, their advice on early collecting, and what it means to a conscious, mission-driven collector.
Featuring speakers: Bob Rennie (collector), Komal Shah (collector), Jack Wilks (collector).
Generous support for the Collector Starter Pack is provided by Christie’s.
Bob Rennie, consistently named as a top 200 contemporary art collector in the world, is a Trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago and serves as President of the Tate Americas Foundation. Bob made one of the largest donations of contemporary art received by the National Gallery of Canada in recognition of the nation's 150th birthday.
Jack Wilks is a third-generation art collector from New York City, currently living in London and studying at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Jack is the founder of @museum.addict, an Instagram-based art blog on which he shares essays about artists and art history.
Komal Shah began developing the Shah Garg Collection, with her husband Gaurav Garg, her mission-driven work is in part inspired by her own experiences as a woman in the male-dominated tech industry and the discovery that too many women of great artistic achievement have yet to be fully studied and recognized by the art world and wider public. Today, she is focused on making the Shah Garg Collection more accessible through a significant forthcoming publication. She sits on the board of SFMOMA, the Haas School Board at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Board of Advisors for the Hammer Museum.