Alberto Chehebar works in the textile distribution business and has been collecting art for over 25 years. Originally from Bogotá, Columbia, he recently moved to LA to explore the art scene.
How were you first introduced to Eddie Martinez’s work?
We had a studio visit, and it was love at first sight!
What was the first piece of art you purchased and why?
My first piece was a Keith Haring in 1989. I was studying in NYC and was exposed to his work all over the city. He was a huge influence and a true master. It’s still probably one the most important works in the collection.
What other artists are you collecting (or seeking to collect?)
How do you keep up with current trends in contemporary art?
I do lots of studio visits and travel to fairs all over. Both are key. I love seeing the work in the studio and then seeing how it speaks in context to other work at fairs and galleries.