Why do people collect? And what personal value do collections hold?
Join CMA Chief Curator Heather Lemonedes Brown (curator of Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection), comic book collector Benjamin Joines-Mundy (Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop), sneaker collector and authenticator Sadelle Moore (StockX), and music critic and record collector Annie Zaleski (Duran Duran’s Rio) for a conversation about the passion that drives collecting.
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection.
Benjamin Joines-Mundy is a lifelong comic book collector and has worked at Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop for 12 years, the last year as the shop manager. He supremely enjoys the organizational aspect of collecting and truly loves recommending and selling the best stories to the best people.
Sadelle Moore is one of the founding team members of StockX and the company’s first-ever sneaker authenticator. An industry veteran, he has over 20 years of experience in influencer relations in the sneaker and entertainment industries and is an avid sneaker collector.
Annie Zaleski is an award-winning journalist and author of several books, including a volume on Duran Duran’s Rio as part of the 33⅓ series and the illustrated biography Lady Gaga: Applause. Her work has also appeared in The Guardian, NPR Music, Time, Rolling Stone, and Billboard, and she contributed liner notes to the 2016 deluxe reissue of R.E.M.’s Out of Time.