Candace Carmel Barasch began collecting in 2000, buying black-and-white photographs. That led to an interest in contemporary photography, which, in turn, led to purchases of contemporary paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and video. Barasch’s collection is currently focused on the work of contemporary artists like Josh Kline, Avery Singer, Garth Weiser, Katja Notvitskova, Ella Krugyanskaya, Simon Denny, Steven Shearer, Cory Arcangel, and Günther Förg. When asked about her favorite piece of art, Barasch found it impossible to answer because there are simply too many—but she did admit to feeling very sentimental about “any and all work by Wade Guyton.”

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Candace Carmel Barasch

New York

Source of wealth:
Real estate

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

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Fun fact:

Barasch once acquired an Alex Israel “Lens” sculpture that she had been waiting two years for.