Portrait of Hieronymous Bosch by Edme de Boulonois

Personal collection

Personal collection

I’ve always been fascinated by the art collections of artists. Artists know the art-making process. So that makes me curious to know why they have the art that they have. What I’ve come to learn is that even if an artist has grown to hate a work of art in their possession, you can be sure that there’s a good story behind how the piece came to them and why it’s on its way out. These are the pieces I own that are “on their way out,” but I bear no grudges. And I’m happy to share the stories of how I found them, fell in love with them, and how we drifted apart.