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Stories and thoughts from IBEX Collection 

“I got my freedom back”

Long-term art patronage the IBEX way Autumn 2015. Italian graphite drawer Emanuele Descanio picks up a call in his studio. An unknown voice with a German accent says: “Albrecht von Stetten here. I’ve just discovered your work, and I absolutely love it. Mind if I drop by tomorrow?” Next noon, a...

The art collection that doesn’t collect art

At IBEX, we don’t collect art—we collect artists. Just like the best farmers do not grow crops: they grow soil, where crops grow like crazy! That’s exactly what IBEX is about: We scout and vet today’s most outstanding and promising super-realist painters and invite them to join the world’s most...

The 50 selection criteria of the IBEX Collection

We as IBEX Collectors often get asked: How do you decide which artists to invite to join your collection and community? The short answer is: It’s part art, part craft. We have a set of about 50 criteria that we consider, broken down across six categories, ranging from demographic, predictive,...