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The seventh annual 'Art Collector Starter Kit' brings budding art enthusiasts into the conversation with small, afforable works.

‘Art Collector Starter Kit’ Group Show Invites Art Enthusiasts to Get Their Paws on Affordable, Pint-Sized Work

‘Holographic Barbie Dreamworld’ by Paris Hilton

Less may indeed be more, to the novice art collector. The annual Art Collector Starter Kit exhibit lets budding art enthusiasts get their paws on small, affordable works from top contemporary artists. The show opens Saturday, November 14 with a live streaming event on Instagram and runs through January 9 at Corey Helford Gallery in LA.

Launched in 2013, the show immediately garnered enthusiastic crowds eager for an alternative to expensive, large-scale art. This year marks the seventh installment of ACSK. Over 75 contemporary artists contributed works measuring 12” x 12” at a price newbie collectors will appreciate.

This year’s contributors include Brandi Milne, Dewi Plass, Erika Sanada, Korin Faught, ONCH, Arturo Garcia de las Heras, and Paris Hilton.

Yes, that Paris Hilton. As the saying goes, come for the affordable artwork. Stay for the enigmatic socialite. On her characteristically excessive contribution to the show, “Holographic Barbie Dreamworld,” Hilton shares:

"This image is from my new Holographic LuMee Case collection, in front of my matching Holographic BMW SlivMobile. It’s a fantasy world of all my favorite things, puppies, kittens, diamonds, tiaras, roses, and of course my icon – Barbie.”

The virtual opening features a visual tour of the show and special appearances by the artists, who will share insight into their new works and field questions from fans. Afterward, fans can see the show on the gallery’s website or Facebook page.

See participating artist Brandi Milne in action here.

Or, visit the gallery’s Instagram for more videos featuring artists (such as Jim McKenzie and Fafi) working on their pieces for ACSK VII.

Art Collector Starter Kit VII runs Saturday, November 14 through January 9 at Corey Helford Gallery LA. Please note the gallery is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. To view the show, please visit the gallery’s website and Facebook page, or schedule an in-person appointment.

Artist Brandi Milne contributes artwork to the 'Art Collector Starter Kit' group show
‘Feel the Pain’ by Brandi Milne
Artist Erica Sanada contributes artwork to the 'Art Collector Starter Kit' group show
‘Don’t Cry’ by Erica Sanada
Artist Dewi Plass contributes artwork to the 'Art Collector Starter Kit' group show
‘Sweet Surrogate’ by Dewi Plass
Artist ONCH contributes artwork to the 'Art Collector Starter Kit' group show
‘Let Them Eat Cake’ by ONCH
Artist Korin Faught  contributes artwork to the 'Art Collector Starter Kit' group show
‘Submerged’ by Korin Faught
Artist Arturo Garcia de las Heras contributes artwork to the 'Art Collector Starter Kit' group show
Work by Arturo Garcia de las Heras

Morgan  Laurens 

Morgan Laurens is an arts writer who lives in the Midwest and enjoys saying "excuse me" when no actual pardon is needed. She is the founder of So Long See You Tomorrow, an organization that helps artists and creative entrepreneurs write about their work, craft a story, and get back in the studio. Learn more at: https://solongseeyoutomorrow.com

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