My ART | Collectors: Veronica Crockford-Pound and Joseph Griffen

Collectors: Veronica Crockford-Pound and Joseph Griffen

Collectors: Veronica Crockford-Pound and Joseph Griffen

What do you do?

We are a directing + photography duo [AKA Pictvre]

Why do you go to galleries?

Veronica: Because my parents made me, since I was a baby, and I loved it (most of the time).
Joseph: I love seeing work in the flesh – especially for the first time.

What was the first artwork that made an impact on you?

V: My parents’ art collection. I feel my parents through the pieces they collected and I love living with them. They provide joy and comfort. I also love adding to the collection with the artists of now, like Meg Porteous and Emma McIntyre.
J: Man Ray, Dust Breeding, 1920.

If you could own any work of art, what would it be?

A Caravaggio would be nice. Next on the list though is an Ava Seymour Rubber Love photograph.

Is there one work of art in your collection that you return to time and again?

Our chandelier of plastic bananas by Sam Thomas that flashes like a disco light – good for lounge raves.

Tell us about a recent discovery?

Talia Chetrit, Jack Davison, Heji Shin… we obviously love photography!

Why collect?

Many reasons: to support emerging artists in our community and feel a connection to the cultural landscape; as a beautiful marker of time and memory; artworks can become another kind of family, you grow to love them (but you can also put them in storage when you need a break!); art objects are great conversation starters (or enders); they last forever unlike most things produced these days; and it inspires us both to make better creative work.

What should change?

The patriarchy.

What should remain the same?


What are you listening to?

We are listening to The New Yorker Fiction podcast where authors read their favourite short stories from the New Yorker archive. We are listening to new EP from Christine and The Queens, La Vita Nuova, and watching the film that goes with it.


April 2020