Larry Warsh explores buyers’ behaviour in new book

The avid collector is trying to understand why acquiring art can be such a compulsion

The New York-based collector Larry Warsh analyses the behaviour of buyers in a new book, The Compulsion of Collecting: Why People Buy and What Drives Them. Warsh—who collects a few artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ai Weiwei, in depth—previously published Weiwei-isms (Princeton University Press, 2012). In his new book, he says: “I’m trying to get an understanding of what has been driving me for the past 20 years because I’m almost tormented, baited every day, to buy more art.”

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Collector explores buyers’ behaviour in new book'

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 265 February 2015