Thursday, September 29, 2011

POSE: Quintin & Diane Primo / Art Collectors / Ebony Magazine / October 2011


Information culled from the following article:
Soulful Collections 
Text by Tara Roberts and Tomika L. Anderson
Published in the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine

Whether it's toys, clothing or cars, it's human nature to collect things that interest us. "Soulful Collections," a pictorial feature in the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, examines the "passionate pursuit of [personal] obsession." Included among the celebrities and business professionals are art collectors Quintin and Diane Primo. (Quintin E. Primo III is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Capital Partners a multimillion-dollar global real estate investment and development firm. His wife Diane is the co-founder and co-chairman of IntraLink Global a marketing advisory firm.)

Works by Kara Walker, Whitfield Lovell, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ed Clark are among the 30 pieces owned by the Primos (pictured above in front of a painting by Robert Colescott.) They collect art because they feel compelled to "support artists and institutions that enhance our lives and advance our culture," says Diane. 

Their advice to would-be collectors? "You cannot not afford to buy art, especially by Black artists," says Quintin. "There is an extraordinary opportunity for good prices and great value." Diane adds: "Buy a piece because you love it, and it speaks to you."

"Soulful Collections" also features Dr. Maya Angelou who collects "sculptures that reside in her outdoor sculpture garden."

The October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine is on newsstands now.

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