By AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE
My interest in art started maybe six years ago, and I’ve been collecting for about four. I’m really into fashion, and I think that developed my taste for art. My fashion collection is built on pieces I want to keep in my collection forever, and so is my art collection. I approach them both the same way.
When I first started to be interested in art, I asked my friend Swizz Beatz about how the art world works, and how to be involved. I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing as far as buying. I educated myself on the art business before I purchased any paintings.
In general, my taste depends on how I feel about a certain work. I love street art, and I’m really drawn to portraits of musicians and athletes. I’m primarily into contemporary art. You can put those pieces around your home, and they can sit there forever for you to appreciate.
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