Enrique Serrato sleeps on the floor. The Californian has no problem giving up a regular bed to have more real estate for his collection of ceramics, paintings, sculptures and other art pieces. The 74-year-old has been collecting American art for the past 50 years, and has accumulated over 6,000 items which he has kept a secret for 35 years in his two-bedroom apartment.
The retired truck driver has no formal art training, but rather relies on his passion and keen eye. Serrato began purchasing ceramics of Doyle Lane as a teenager. Today, Lane is an influential artist whose work sells in the thousands of dollars. Take a look at this amazing collector’s story and his significance to the art community.