Brooklyn-based collector Antonio Valverde came to collecting the way many an individual before him has: by admiring the growing assortment of works owned by a friend and resolving to begin his own endeavor. What started with a ‘90s drawing by Los Angeles artist Larry Bell has ballooned over the years into a collection of Light and Space works, paintings by Arthur Monroe, and sculptures by Kennedy Yanko.
Collector Antonio Valverde’s First Purchase Was a Drawing by Larry Bell. Years Later, He Got to Have Dinner With the Artist
The collector has grown his assortment of works since his initial purchase, amassing pieces by Arthur Monroe, Kennedy Yanko, and Tony DeLap, to name a few.