Hometown Journey

Adam Stoender – The World’s Most Accomplished Tastemaker

To be a legend as an artist is something that every artist dreams about and very few artists actually obtain. The funny thing about being an artist is that those who chase and copy other famous artists rarely obtain fame, while those who would rather sacrifice a momentary applause to actually produce the groundbreaking work actually have a fighting chance at success and fame.

Adam Sender is the type of person that strives to achieve success by following his own passions as opposed to others. Since a very early age, he has made it his mission in life to give artists that he believes in a fighting chance to make it on the big stage, observed by only the world’s most powerful figures and millionaire investors. Adam Sender is a tastemaker as well as a career maker, having taking hundreds of unknown artists and making them celebrities overnight by displaying their artwork in galleries and museums all around the world.
Being the chairman of such a vast amount of boards that serve art galleries and art schools gives him the pull necessary to have access to some of the brightest minds in the art world, as well as some of the most prestigious stages that art has ever graced.

While it is important to note that an artist’s ability to create fascinating work is imperative, it is also crucial for the success of an artist to have the ear of the rest of the world. With his ability to take the world’s greatest artists, whether known or unknown, and put them on a stage with some of the world’s most famous artists, like Picasso and Matisse, he can instantly heighten and artists the allure and attraction, allowing them to receive a level of success and recognition that they could have never imagined.

To nurture artists who have dedicated their entire lives to making the world a more beautiful place is to live is something that supplies him with great pleasure. To make an unknown artist one of the world’s most attractive prospects is something that he takes pride in.
His very first investment was the1981 Cindy Sherman photograph known as Black Sheets. He spent over $100,000 for a photograph that was expected to make no more than a few thousand dollars, tops. From that day on, the art world knew that he was an investor who cherished the act of purchasing art and that it is a very personal act for him as opposed to something that was meaningless and strictly for the money. When the art world got wind of his investment style and his passion for the sensual, he became the quintessential sought-after art curator that he is today and is known as one of the world’s foremost tastemakers in the field.