Jose Acosta Art Blog
by JOSE , November 23, 2009—12:00 AM
IF YOU WISH YOUR ART PURCHASE KEPT A SECRET DON"T TELL ANYONE!
Just recently I had to delete a post here on ArtId because the collectors that purchased my work wanted to keep the purchase a secret. It all started simple enough. Three of my paintings were purchased and I was told by the gallery owner that they were purchased by a new museum that was going to open in downtown NYC. Later I was given a museum name that I posted on my blog site because I thought the information was reliable and important. Soon after that I received a phone call telling me it was not purchased by the museum but by the owners of the museum and I was given their names. I always try to keep my private collectors private so I just used the last name followed by collection as there are a few collections with that last name so that way I could put out information as truthful as possible and still keep purchasers identity protected. Then this Saturday I get a call that the collectors do not want anyone to know about their purchase and if I could please remove the blog. So I did remove the blog but it did upset me as I had done nothing wrong except publish truthful information that was provided to me. So for the future I would like to give some advice to Museums & Private Collectors, if you wish a purchase to be kept a secret please inform the gallery owner when you make the purchase. As per gallery owners just tell your artists it was purchased by private collectors who wish to remain anonymous. I have over 200 collectors who have purchased my art and I know how important it is for them that no one knows their business. For the Collectors who I upset I apologize and I will take more precautions in the future with releasing information on my blogs.
Cuban -American Artist, Jose Acosta.