Surf Artist Raymond Pettibon
"Buy what you love"
My art-collecting friends have been consistent in the one thing they tell me: "Buy what you love.”
As a collector of many things, as detailed here, I’ve acquired art that has specific meaning to me: a Glen E. Friedman Dog Town-era Tony Alva photo from 1977, a 1960s Laguna Beach oil painting by George Michaud that hung in my house as a kid, and some amazing “found” surf photos and paintings I always discovered while looking for other stuff, mostly vintage furniture and car parts.
So buying what I love came naturally, because I only picked up and kept ...