Nick Barbee

Artist Lending Library

The Artist Lending Library by Nick Barbee provides a service to artists and fosters art appreciation. A.L.L. was designed to broaden and diversify art collecting by significantly reducing the cost of bringing original art into the home. The economic threshold to collecting prevents artists from connecting to an audience. Patrons typically invest thousands of dollars into purchasing, displaying, and insuring art. While this model has its benefits, it also leads to art becoming a symbol of status and wealth. By removing the economic hurdle of purchasing, we foster a community of new art patrons.

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Artist Lending Library | Nick Barbee | Round 9 (2017) | The Idea Fund