Inside the Private Collections of Three Local Art Collectors

Three local art enthusiasts offer rare insight into their private collections, revealing why they buy, how they choose and what pieces they are currently obsessed with.

‘I never considered buying Matisse,’ says owner of this Boston condo, referring to Fauvist stencil (“stencil” in French) prints. “The colors attracted me.” In contrast, Tolla Inbar’s bronze sculpture of a woman perched atop a tower of books, which is placed on a pedestal to elevate her further, spoke of the love of the owner and her husband for the reading and the value they place on education. / Photo by Matthew Williams / Styling by Kate C. Sheppard/Anchor Artists

Art consultant Julie Mussafer stands next Madeira by Shane Snider. « The curve of the wood [Snider] used was literally cut from her garden and then reused to create one of my favorite ladies,” says the collector. “The fact that it mimics the live edge of the table was a coincidence.” / Photo by Matthew Williams / Styling by Kate C. Sheppard/Anchor Artists

Sitting in front Joan by Los Angeles-based photographer Alex Prager, collector Gary Leopold says, “I walked into [Prager’s] work early enough, before it gets hot. / Photo by Matthew Williams / Styling by Kate C. Sheppard/Anchor Artists

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