THE GREAT POP SWAP SHOP: How artists are exchanging art to boost their own collections

Dalya Alberge, Financial Times Wealth, March 24, 2015

Mutual beneficiaries, artists trade works with one other for reasons of friendship or even rivalry - and to save money.

 

Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns - they are among some of the greatest masters who have swapped works of art with their contemporaries. For some, it was a mark of respect, the extension of an exchange of ideas; for others, a mutual rivalry. Or both.