Ben Macklowe Encourages Young Collectors to View Art in a Whole New Way — 3/16/2018
Luxury publication Geared to Private Jet Travelers Sits Down with Macklowe Gallery President
In its Spring 2018 issue, Private Air Magazine, an exclusive magazine for the world’s most discerning travelers, recently featured an interview with Benjamin Macklowe on engaging new, young collectors by encouraging them to consider art in a whole new way. In a time when many young adults prefer to spend their money on experiences – such as world travel – rather than on objects such as furniture or home accessories, Macklowe suggests that “owning things can be a sign of happiness in your life" and that, "we can celebrate our lives by surrounding ourselves with things of beauty.”
Macklowe goes on to explain that purchasing antiques is recycling at its best: you can furnish a 1,000-square-foot apartment with antiques for less than Restoration Hardware prices. He also notes that many of the Baby Boomers who are retiring and downsizing are now selling their valuable antique collections, which allows for savvy young collectors to have the opportunity to purchase items at or near what the pieces sold for 45 or more years ago. For Macklowe, buying an antique is a way of saying, “I want to commemorate, to celebrate this moment in my life.” Read the article in its entirety here.
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