Hedges Projects serves as an art collecting, art dealing, and art production arm for the Hedges Family.
James R. ("Jim") Hedges, IV has been an active art collector and patron for over 25 years. He has served on The Drawings Acquisition Committee at the Museum of Modern Art, as a National Council Chair for the Aspen Art Museum, a member of the National Committee of The Anderson Ranch, a Director of The Aspen Institute’s Arts Panel, as a Trustee for The Drawing Center, a Founder of The American Friends of the Tate Gallery, a Founder of The Aspen Conversations, a Trustee of The DIA Foundation, a Trustee of ArtPace, and member of the National Committee for the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is also a former Director of The National Public Radio Foundation (NPR).
Hedges has also assisted in the publishing of artist monographs including Sigmar Polke, Robert Mangold, Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha and numerous others. Hedges has supported artist’s retrospectives including Roni Horn at The Whitney Museum of American Art and Sol Lewitt, at the same venue. Support has also been provided to Carl Andre and Sol Lewitt exhibits at The Aspen Institute. Hedges has also made donations of numerous artworks to major institutions such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Menil Collection, The Dia Foundation, The Tate Modern, The Hunter Museum of American Art, The Baylor School, and Girls Preparatory School. In 2016, Hedges made a gift to The Archive of American Art at The Smithsonian of “The Jimmy Hedges Papers on Outsider Art,” the largest collection of curatorial research materials on Outsider Artists. The Archive will serve as a permanent resource for students, curators and collectors of Outsider, Self-Taught and Folk artists.
Hedges’ activities in the art world led Art and Antiques magazine to name Mr. Hedges as one of "The Top 100 Collectors in America.” He also served as President of The Hedges Family Charitable Foundation. With a specialized focus on photography by Andy Warhol, Jim has acquired and placed more Warhol photography than any other collector, private dealer or gallery in the world. Hedges Projects has also published numerous editions with artists in Andy Warhol's inner circle including Christopher Makos and Sam Bolton. The company has also represented hundreds of works acquired directly from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as well as Warhol Editor and confidante, Pat Hackett.
Finally, Hedges has been an active promoter of artist installations and producer of artist editions across medium and in venues as diverse as The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, The Grand Palais in Paris, France, and The Aspen Institute.