#Heavy Metal featuring items from THE ALEX SHEAR COLLECTION
Alex Shear was considered to be the ultimate collector of Americana, Ketch, and Anti-Establishment items. It is reported that he amassed a collection of over 100,000 pieces - considered to be the world's largest collection of its type in private hands. He acquired pieces for his collection not based on monetary value but on cultural value. His passion for one-of-a-kind, to unique designs, to offbeat, to politically incorrect, and art with a purpose. He viewed the value of an object based on its impact on society and the potential cultural shift attributed to the period.