Paige West, Art Collector and Curator of The West Collection
In this episode, Heather gushes over her former boss—art lover, collector, and Creative Capital board member Paige West—who was the forward-thinking founder of The Remix’s mom, Mixed Greens. They discuss public resistance when starting something truly new; innovative ways The West Collection shows artwork in a corporate setting; and her deep love of Creative Capital, an organization dedicated to supporting artists. Listen to find out what a “hot hall” is!
Paige West considers herself an all around contemporary art addict. She studied the business of art at Christie’s Education and NYU Arts Administration programs and has since promoted and supported artists by curating a major private collection comprised of more than 3,000 works by emerging and contemporary artists, producing documentaries on artists Salvatore Scarpitta and Vik Muniz (Worst Possible Illusion: The Curiosity Cabinet of Vik Muniz), and starting Mixed Greens, a gallery that exhibited and sold original contemporary art both online and in its New York gallery. She is also the author of The Art of Buying Art: An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art.