Not many business people can be like Adam Sender. This man is a renowned hedge-fund maverick who also loves art. Adam who reportedly owns more than 700 pieces of art has been known to mount an exhibition at his private residence in Miami. A business man will always be a creative person, and it does not surprise many that this man who has been successful as a trader has been investing his profits by buying arts. Sender has been collecting art since the late 1990’s. His collection involves a lot of artwork that had increased a lot of value-wise compared to when he bought them.
Sender who has in the past been embroiled in a lawsuit by a Toronto-based firm, says that he is still collecting artwork. He is very keen to gather artwork by new artists and especially those that not very many people know of. However, he is very particular about only dealing with artists who have a bit of experience.
He rarely works with those who are still in school or those who have just finished. Experience with trading has taught this man to work with only artists that are experienced. Asked about what triggered him to think about the unique art exhibition, he casually says that he loves experimenting with new ideas as long as they make him money.
Art to Sender is more of an addiction and not a hobby. Everywhere he spends time including his office has a lot of art hanging on the walls. This 42-year-old man says he just can not stop acquiring art. In the pop festival that he planned, he says that he intended to create a fictional scenario in which his collection has grown so enormous such that he has been forced to pack up and move from his own house. Literally, the art has taken over his home.
His curator Ms. Aibel, who was involved a lot in the festival installed over 70 pieces of artwork in the 5,000 square feet house. She did a very thorough job fitting the pieces in the most strategic positions around the house. Pieces with sexy or provocative themes were strategically placed in places like the bathroom or the bedrooms.
Sender who has in the past loaned his pieces to institutions like Los Angeles County Museum of Art always wanted to have a festival to exhibit them. He has considered buying a unused church space and turn it into a private gallery. He, however, changed his mind and decided go the phenomenal way. The event that was a huge success has set him on an entirely new level when matters related to art ownership and collection are involved. Once a businessman always a businessman.