Austin to Open its First Art Storage Warehouse

 

Marcel Broodthaers, Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles, 1968

Marcel Broodthaers, Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles, 1968

You know your city is making art market strides when a group of guys opens a high-end, climate controlled warehouse for all the overflow art to go. As the Blanton’s collection grows and as area institutions like UT and the Contemporary commission more large-scale outdoor works, longtime art handlers Robert Boland, Chris Campbell and Patrick Sheehy will open Vault Fine Art Service to fill that art storage void that has lately become more apparent, reports the Austin American-Statesman (article behind paywall). Even as small commercial galleries shutter in Austin, it seems the larger art institutions and collectors are building substantial art holdings.“Quietly, in recent years corporations have developed art collections, and the circle of private collectors has widened,” says the newspaper. The Vault team, with good art market savvy, will open a place for all that extra stuff to sit.

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