For our third post in the Who’s Who series, we’d love to introduce you all to Louise Lipman, owner of Lipman Art. Often described as The Lipman Look, her iconic visual taste is a direct reflection of over three decades of careful looking, editing and art directing.
Not only will Lipman showcase the beautiful works of her represented artists but she will also host a special programming talk, The Utility of Art: Why Art is Like Sex. The talk will take place on Sunday, May 11 at 1:00pm! Louise Lipman will discuss how to purchase art you love in an engaging talk about self judgement, confidence and the opinion of others.
Without further ado, we’re proud to present Lipman Art at Love Art Fair and we’re excited for you all to learn from an art expert like Louise Lipman.
Why is engaging with and collecting art so important?
Engaging with art is important because it heightens and stimulates our senses, particularly sight and and touch. Good art is pleasing to our senses and humans require pleasure and stimulation – that’s why it’s like sex!
Collecting art is important because living with art in our personal environments is a form of self expression. It can also provide a view, much like a window, except the art can also be a point of view.
What was the first work you purchased?
I purchased two etchings at an art fair in Washington D.C. when I was 21 years old. One is a picture of a door in a setting like a sky and the other is a window in a sort of tunnel. They are a little surreal and technically extremely well done. I still love them and in fact they are being reframed at the moment.
Tell me about Lipman Art and how you started out?
I was curating a collection of important Canadian art with my sister, Marci for a book called TWENTY/TWENTY. The book ended up becoming a series of three and I was fortunate enough to travel across Canada and visit the studios of Alex Colville, Christopher Pratt, Greg Curnoe, Jean Paul Lemieux and many other artists.
It was so exciting to be in their studios and to see through their eyes. I was hooked. After that I started publishing fine art posters and selling worldwide. I later moved my publishing company to Los Angeles and opened a gallery selling original art. I still sell original work but I have gone back to my publishing roots and now publish ink on paper limited editions as well.
What do you look for in the artists you represent?
Because I operate on a gut level when I am looking at art, it is difficult to verbalize. I think I take my own advice and trust my senses. One thing I can say is that technique is always important because it helps the work stand the test of time.
In one word, what do art and sex have in common?