Throughout the last months we shared a few stories with you that make the world of collecting so versatile. The relationship between art and nature, collecting excessiveness or private projects rooms are topics that have been discussed in short texts – published here on the blog and ... read more

Sep 17th, 2014 – AllCollecting

The role of the art fair

Shorty

Throughout the last months we shared a few stories with you that make the world of collecting so versatile. The relationship between art and nature, ... read more

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Michał Borowik Michał Borowik

Why do you collect? Idealists are always sexier than realistic cynics – they want something, fight for something instead of sitting on the couch and complaining. Nine years ago, I did not expect that the collection would attract any interest at all. It is a real privilege ... read more

Sep 09th, 2014 – AllCollectors

Interview with Michał Borowik

Michał Borowik Collection - Warsaw, Poland

Why do you collect? Idealists are always sexier than realistic cynics – they want something, fight for something instead of sitting on the couch and ... read more

Poland_Warsaw_Michal-Borowik-Collection_croppedExhibition view, Michał Borowik Collection in Warsaw.
Exhibition view Works by Michał Szuszkiewicz, Michał Gayer, Michał Smandek_croppedExhibition view with works by Michał Szuszkiewicz, Michał Gayer and Michał Smandek.
Exhibition view Works by Zosia Nierodzińska_croppedExhibition view with works by Zosia Nierodzińska.
Exhibition view Works by Michał Gayer_croppedExhibition view with a work by Michał Gayer.
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Tall Tree and an Eye by artist Anish Kapoor Tall Tree and an Eye by artist Anish Kapoor

The museum and the private collection: a relationship that is deeply intertwined and in constant negotiation. At the interface of these two establishments that influence the art world in their own way, one often encounters the curator. This savvy and vital “middleman” frequently shifts between the two ... read more

Sep 03rd, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

The man in the middle

On the curator’s private and public engagements

The museum and the private collection: a relationship that is deeply intertwined and in constant negotiation. At the interface of these two establishments that influence ... read more

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Exhibition view at the Vass Collection. Exhibition view at the Vass Collection.

In the beginning Hungarian craftsman László Vass collected mainly based on passion, guided only by personal preferences. However, after discovering the intellectual, social and financial rewards of collecting, Vass longed to understand how to navigate the art market. Vass is a self-taught professional who is known in ... read more

Aug 27th, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

A self-taught collector

Vass Collection - Veszprém, Hungary

In the beginning Hungarian craftsman László Vass collected mainly based on passion, guided only by personal preferences. However, after discovering the intellectual, social and financial ... read more

vass1_editedVass Collection in Veszprém in Hungary
vass2_editedVass Collection in Veszprém in Hungary
vass7_editedExhibition view at the Vass Collection with works by Adolf Luther, Haász István, François Morellet, Hellmut Bruch and Ingo Glass.
vass4_editedExhibition view at the Vass Collection with works by Marta Pan (l.), Julije Kniefer (m.) and Reinhard Roy (r.).
vass5_editedExhibition view at the Vass Collection with works by Heritész Gábor, Ludwig Wilding, Hetey Katalin and Haraszty István.
vass3_editedExhibition view at the Vass Collection with works by Rita Ernst (l.) and Richard Lohse (r.).
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Tacita Dean, Collector’s Edition, Phaidon Press Tacita Dean, Collector’s Edition, Phaidon Press

In the past we discussed books about inspiring collectors, impressive collections and about the art of collecting. Yet what we haven’t talked about is the book as a collectable item. Books about art that become art themselves – an interesting genre mostly referred to as “the collector’s ... read more

Aug 20th, 2014 – AllLibrary

The book as collector’s item

Library

In the past we discussed books about inspiring collectors, impressive collections and about the art of collecting. Yet what we haven’t talked about is the ... read more

ce-dean-2Tacita Dean’s Collector’s Edition gives a unique opportunity to own a limited edition silver gelatin print on fibre paper by Tacita Dean.
BMW-Art-Guide_Annie_LeibovitzAnnie Leibovitz, SUMO edition, by TASCHEN Verlag. In order to showcase this colossus, the book is packaged with its own stand designed by Marc Newson.
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Exhibition view of Yinka Shonibare, Adam and Eve, 2014
(courtesy by the artist, BlainISouthern, Berlin and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London) Exhibition view of Yinka Shonibare, Adam and Eve, 2014 (courtesy by the artist, BlainISouthern, Berlin and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London)

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? After having supported regional artists from Schleswig-Holstein for many years as Chairman of the Board of BIG Bau Investitionsgesellschaft in Kiel, I decided to set up our foundation to collect works by international artists. ... read more

Aug 13th, 2014 – AllCollectors

Interview with Herbert Gerisch

Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung - Neumünster, Germany

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? After having supported regional artists from Schleswig-Holstein for many years as Chairman ... read more

Sasportas_editedExhibition view: Yehudit Sasportas, 2010/11
Azaleengarten-Harry-Maasz-vor-Villa-Wachholtz_editedVilla Wachholtz with bed of azaleas in the historical garden from 1924
Harry-Maasz-Garten-mit-Gartenbassin_editedHistorical garden by Harry Maasz with basin
Glaspavillon-Back-to-Earth-mit-Tony-Cragg-und-Richard-Deacon_editedAdditional space for the exhibition "Back to Earth": glasshouses by Roger Bundschuh with works by Tony Cragg and Richard Deacon
Glaspavillon-Back-to-Earth-Tony-Cragg_editedAdditional space for the exhibition "Back to Earth": glasshouses by Roger Bundschuh with the sculpture "In Camera" by Tony Cragg, 1993
Glaspavillon-mit-Andras-Schulze-und-Leiko-Ikemura-_editedGlasshouses with works by Andreas Schulze and Leiko Ikemura
Brigite-Kowanz_editedSculpture parc of the Gerisch-Stiftung with a mirror installation by Brigitte Kowanz, Eidyllion, 2010
Magdalena-Abacanowicz_editedSculpture parc of the Gerisch-Stiftung with a sculpture by Magdalena Abakanovicz, Schreitende, 2004
Windsculpture-Yinka-Shonibare_editedExhibition view: Yinka Shonibare, Windsculpture, 2014 (Courtesy the artist, Gerisch-Stiftung, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London)
Kadishman-kissing-birds_editedSculpture parc of the Gerisch-Stiftung with a sculpture by Menashe Kadishman, Kissing Birds, 1999/2000
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Besides giving an insight into more than 200 private yet publicly accessible collections worldwide, our authors also want to provide some background information about the art of collecting. Therefore we included concise texts about collecting, so called Shorties, in the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors. In ... read more

Aug 06th, 2014 – AllCollecting

Important museums and private collections

Shorty

Besides giving an insight into more than 200 private yet publicly accessible collections worldwide, our authors also want to provide some background information about the ... read more

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Emanuel Layr Emanuel Layr

The role of Vienna-based gallery owner Emanuel Layr is in a way comparable to that of an orchestra conductor. In operating his gallery, he speaks of finding the right chord among the various artists he represents: “It is not about a monoculture or formulating a single thought”, ... read more

Jul 30th, 2014 – AllCollecting

Galerie Emanuel Layr – Vienna, Austria

Insight: Galleries

The role of Vienna-based gallery owner Emanuel Layr is in a way comparable to that of an orchestra conductor. In operating his gallery, he speaks ... read more

PT_AA_2.001.O_cropExhibition view Galerie Emanuel Layr
LR_S_5.002.O_cropLili Reynaud-Dewar
, Live Through That?!, 2014 (detail)
BH_S_7.002.O_cropBenjamin Hirte
, Antics, 2013
LH_D_49.002.O_cropLisa Holzer, 
It's my hair and I can do what I want with it!, 2014 (detail)
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"Sleepboot", by Rotterdam artist Ron van der Ende, 1997 "Sleepboot", by Rotterdam artist Ron van der Ende, 1997

“I’m a lazy collector”, Julian Oggel concedes with a grin. “I’m not going to Art Basel, it’s too far! I meet the artists here in town.” Work in salvage and maritime law brought Oggel to Rotterdam and putting down roots in the vibrant heart of the city’s ... read more

Jul 23rd, 2014 – AllCollectors

Roots in Rotterdam

Concordia Collection - Rotterdam, Netherlands

“I’m a lazy collector”, Julian Oggel concedes with a grin. “I’m not going to Art Basel, it’s too far! I meet the artists here in ... read more

a.Zomer_Keilehaven"Keilehaven", by Marja Zomer, 2009
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