Sarah Dineen (United States)
Sarah Dineen will be graduating this year from the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she lives and works. Her ongoing series “Certain Dark Things” is inspired by Pablo Neruda’s “Sonnet XVII.” In each painting the idea of presence and monumentality are at the forefront, with viewers being invited to explore their own presence in relation to these large-scale forms. She has shown her work widely in the US, including at the Edward Hopper House Art Center and Museum, Nyack; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York; and the Pulse Art Fair, New York.
The artist posing in front of her work.
Investing in Art
In the 1960s, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, who lived in a one-bedroom apartment in New York, started buying art. They acquired works by emerging artists, not well known but making exciting work, and built up a collection of over 4,000 works, including Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd and Chuck Close. In 1992, they donated it to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Buying work by emerging artists, often before they get taken on by galleries, is a great way to start a collection. For each edition of our Invest in Art series our Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson introduces outstanding emerging artists from around the world so that you can be among the first to discover a new art star and acquire works with the potential to rise in value.
One Final Note: There are no guarantees when it comes to buying art and you should always feel happy with what you’re buying as it may be on your walls for a pleasurably long time. But if you are interested in the investment side of buying art then acquiring works by emerging artists is a great way to begin. We hope you enjoy our selection.