Why collect art?

From Aeon: "The best way to understand the underlying drive of art collecting is as a means to create and strengthen social bonds, and as a way for collectors to communicate information about themselves and the world. Think about when you were a child, making friends with the new kid by showing off your shoebox full of bird feathers or baseball cards. You were forming a new link in your social network and communicating some key pieces of information about yourself. The art collector conducting dinner guests through her private art gallery has the same goals – telling new friends about herself."

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