JDJ is thrilled to present a special week-long project featuring selected works from the collection of Paul H. Pincus.
Do Ho Suh
Sanya Kantarovsky, Impression 3 (purple), 2013, Watercolor and vine charcoal on paper, 32 x 24 1/2 in
Elliott Puckette, The Mirror, the Comb, and the Necklace, 2011, Gesso, kaolin and ink on wooden panel, 39 x 36 in
"Collecting art can and should never be confused with the act of making art. The latter requires a secret knowledge of alchemy. Collecting for the collector and storytelling for the artist, feeds the soul, and supports the life and economic well-being of both. If one is lucky, a beautiful relationship between collector and artist crystallizes and a great bond and friendship is formed. If even luckier still, that relationship continues to evolve and grow throughout a lifetime.
This installation attempts to reveal all of this and hopefully in doing so, will also share one additional thing in common with art creation—it tells a story. I believe that artists are storytellers as well as healers, whose work establishes opportunities for life changing transformative experiences. It has always been this way for me. The stories I have selected to share are deeply personal and reflect a multitude of emotions and experiences throughout a nearly quarter of a century. I have shared a good part of my life with art and I now share that with you."
— Paul H. Pincus, New York, 2023