Art and Antiques Magazine
Arts patronage takes many forms. In the Renaissance, princes and popes commissioned such artists as Michelangelo and Raphael to build and decorate entire palaces. Today most collectors content themselves with supporting artists by collecting single works that enter their homes and collections. Patronage on a grander scale usually means writing a check or attending a fundraising event to help sponsor bigger projects like museum acquisitions or building projects. The Friends of Heritage Preservation (FoHP), a small group based in Los Angeles, has devised a new and effective approach to art patronage that not only helps fund projects in their own city but also takes them around the world.