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Yes, you can be an art collector

“I think collecting is just a part of the human condition,” said Hussein Hallak, the co-founder and CEO of digital art platform Momentable. But for many of us, starting a physical art collection can feel inaccessible. We wanted to get some tips from Hallak and Good Things Vending creator Steph Krim about where to start. Of course, because this is The Rundown, it became a conversation about why we collect and how we make meaning out of the everyday. In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to Krim and Hallak about budgeting, building relationships with artists and how to surround yourself with things you love.

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

   

“I think collecting is just a part of the human condition,” said Hussein Hallak, the co-founder and CEO of digital art platform Momentable. But for many of us, starting a physical art collection can feel inaccessible. 

We wanted to get some tips from Hallak and Good Things Vending creator Steph Krim about where to start. Of course, because this is The Rundown, it became a conversation about why we collect and how we make meaning out of the everyday. 

In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to Krim and Hallak about budgeting, building relationships with artists and how to surround yourself with things you love.

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