Contemporary art collectors looking to purchase a piece of his vast collection should be in awe of the fact that even at a young age Mr. Sender could enter an art gallery of a new or yet unknown artist, see the potential, and then choose the best piece of art in that collection. Artists in the early stages of showing the world their potential, and yet during his two decades of collecting art, Mr Sender’s would take the time to look over their work in the same way he would a well know artist.
Little is known about how Mr. Sender’s chose the art work in his collection, except that he chose well and each piece has significantly increased in value. One could envision that he would slowly walks past each piece of art until one caught his eye, stand back, and take in the balance of that piece. Maybe it was the way the light bounced off of a painting, or the shadows added dimension. Or simply how the colors balanced out each other.
One thing is clear, Mr. Sender’s chose what caught his eye – the entire work of art would have to speak to him. He could see in the whole a quality unknown or unseen by those trained to seek out great works of art. Years later these same pieces of art have increased in value well above what he paid for them.
Mr. Sender’s ability to both know what pieces will be desirable once a new artist is a known artist, as well as the eye to take in the entire canvas is the unique quality he brings to his collection. He is never afraid to take a chance on what he feels looks like a well executed piece of art.
Never one to go with the current trend, Mr. Sender’s collection is now much desired by the finest contemporary art collectors in the world. Just the 400 pieces being sold from his vast collection at Sothebys are expected to generate over 70 million in revenue, and benefit several charities. Many works of art from Mr. Sender’s collection are also being donated to art museums for the public to enjoy.