This is our first post on ‘Where is my Shark?’ and since this is the place where Capsule Arts intends to share with you its interests, inspirations, ideas, and activities, we thought we’d start with sharing our first experiences of buying art. Rachael Brown, Director I bought my first piece of art while studying art at college age 17, a time in which I had unconsciously surrounded myself with Lilies – most notably, a series of drawings I was working on, and a recently applied tattoo. So when I saw ‘Lily’ by Piet Mondrian I immediately connected with the work. The original sits in the Haags Gemeente Museum, however my poster print has travelled with me throughout University, and now hangs on my bedroom wall in Dubai. Each time I look at it, I love it as much as I did when I first bought it 13 years ago.
Deepa Bhatia, Director My first piece of art is actually a pair of artworks titled ‘Fat Angels’, which were bought during a trip to Thailand to celebrate my big 30. I was street shopping when my eyes caught to the unique paper cut artworks of two naked fat women with angel wings, by an anonymous artist. At a time when I was feeling very grateful for all I had experienced and looking towards the future - praying to always be blessed with a good life, opportunities, and wonderful family and friends, I didn’t hesitate buying them right away.
We'd love to hear what your first experience of buying art was, or perhaps you're thinking about making your first purchase and have some questions? Either way we'd be happy to hear from you in the comments below.