The combination of the two words ‘random’ and ‘sampling’ initially appears to be a contradiction. Random signifies the unintended occurrence of something that takes place in a seemingly incoherent or at least unpredictable way. A sampling, on the other hand, has a recognizable structure that is based on repetition; a sample follows an ordering principle. It is the privilege of private collectors to acquire pieces according to their own tastes and interests, unrestricted by set parameters of form and content. The freedom of institutional collecting, by contrast, is restricted by geographical, historical, encyclopedic, or other considerations. The private collection of Ingvild Goetz possesses a special significance. Since the beginning of Goetz’s activity as a collector, painting has been the central focus.

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