The thrill of collecting art isn’t just about buying into big names -- it’s also about living with work that you find compelling, and discovering art by talents flying under the radar. Welcome to COMPANY is an art start-up that aims to help you do just that, with paintings and art for sale by an exciting pool of emerging artists. The brand’s diverse collection of artists represent some of the most innovative talents working today, and sells both original artwork as well as unique, limited edition prints. Founder and CEO CJ Follini has been an avid art collector since 1993, and believes unequivocally in the necessity of maintaining a daily connection with art, as per the words of Tolstoy: “The activity of art is...as important as the activity of language itself, and as universal. By words one transmits thoughts to another, by means of art, one transmits feelings.” In 2011 COMPANY produced ArtTrek NYC, a program which highlighted artists and their studios within the five boroughs of New York City.