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Collector Antonio Valverde’s First Purchase Was a Drawing by Larry Bell. Years Later, He Got to Have Dinner With the Artist

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Antonio Valverde in his New York home with (Left) Brice Guilbert, Fournez, 2022 and (Right) Hugo McCloud, Untitled, 2014. All images courtesy of Valverde.

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.

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