Erling Kagge’s new book “A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art”
By Henri Neuendorf for news.artnet.com
Erling Kagge is a Norwegian art collector, explorer, mountaineer, publisher, and lawyer. He gained fame for being the first person to walk to the South Pole alone, and he has also climbed Mount Everest. Today, he runs the publishing company Kagge Forlag, which he founded.
One of his most recent releases is the book A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art, in which Kagge narrates how he built his impressive art collection—which includes works by Wolfgang Tillmans, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Tauba Auerbach, and Urs Fischer—despite having a limited budget.
Kagge’s book offers advice through 24 tips, of which we have distilled the 10 most useful pearls of wisdom for the burgeoning collector with limited resources.