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Throughout the past 12 months, we have presented a handpicked selection of some of the most exciting art books out there. To finish off the year, we decided to peak into the world of art magazines, which is just as diverse and multi-facetted with exciting new publications ... read more

Dec 16th, 2014 – AllLibrary

Young Positions and Critical Curators

Library

Throughout the past 12 months, we have presented a handpicked selection of some of the most exciting art books out there. To finish off the ... read more

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Thorleif Wiik at Olafur Eliasson "Innen Stadt Außen" Exhibition_Foto_Thorleif Wiik_resized

What do Gustave Courbet and Damien Hirst have in common apart from their prominence as artists? In a recently published article on The Art Newspaper website, author Pac Pobric highlights how Courbet and Hirst both not only followed their artistic talent but also took up the role ... read more

Dec 10th, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Are Artists the Better Curators?

On the diminishing boundary between professions in the art world

What do Gustave Courbet and Damien Hirst have in common apart from their prominence as artists? In a recently published article on The Art Newspaper ... read more

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Installation view by American artist Egan Frantz, 'Lowghost Series', 2014 Installation view by American artist Egan Frantz, 'Lowghost Series', 2014

Since Art Basel brought its successful brand to Miami Beach twelve years ago, the local art scene has been buzzing. One of the newest additions to the artistic landscape is Michael Jon Gallery, which will participate in the fair for the first time this year. Founder Michael ... read more

Dec 03rd, 2014 – AllCollecting

Michael Jon Gallery – Miami/Detroit, USA

Insight: Galleries

Since Art Basel brought its successful brand to Miami Beach twelve years ago, the local art scene has been buzzing. One of the newest additions ... read more

Egan Frantz_install_04_CROPPEDInstallation view by American artist Egan Frantz, 'Lowghost Series', 2014
Michael_Jon_on the left_Alan_Gutierrez_on_the_right_CROPPEDMichael Jon and Alan Gutierrez
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Claudio Cosma; with the work 'Ape Koala' by Mitsunori Kimura, 2013 (photo: Emanuele Baciocchi) Claudio Cosma; with the work 'Ape Koala' by Mitsunori Kimura, 2013 (photo: Emanuele Baciocchi)

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? When I bought a Lorenzo Bonechi tempera in the early 80s, I didn’t know that it would become the first piece of my collection, although the surrounding context already fascinated me a lot. I ... read more

Nov 26th, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Interview with Claudio Cosma

Sensus – Luoghi per l'arte Contemporanea – Florence, Italy

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? When I bought a Lorenzo Bonechi tempera in the early 80s, I ... read more

1_croppedExhibition view with works by Maitree Siriboon, Mitsunora Kimura, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp and Marika Marchese (photo: Silvia Noferi)
2_croppedMitsunori Kimura, 'The bird's blind spot', 2013 (photo: Silvia Noferi)
3_croppedAngelo Barone, 'Casta diva', 1993 and 'Cumuli', 1989 (photo: Martin Leon)
4_croppedMaurizio Nannucci, 'What are we talking about when we are talking about art', 1990 (photo: Silvia Noferi)
7_croppedLorenzo Pezzatini, "Cosmatesca", 2014. Foto dell'autore
6_croppedClaudio Cosma's first artwork, 'Figura nel paesaggio' by Lorenzo Bonechi, 1982 (detail)
8_croppedVitrine with work by Mitsunori Kimura "The bird's blind spot", 2013. Nella Vetrina di Fiesole. Foto Claudio Cosma
9_croppedVitrine with works by Silvia Noferi, "Ladro di caramelle", 2013. Foto Claudio Cosma
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'J’ai perdu ma tête' by Peter Granser, Edition Taube 'J’ai perdu ma tête' by Peter Granser, Edition Taube

Slowly but steadily, 2014 is drawing to a close. Once again it was a year full of a variety of outstanding art book publications, providing us with extensive material to discuss in our Library section. Today we would like to present two artists books that have achieved ... read more

Nov 19th, 2014 – AllLibrary

This Year’s Most Beautiful Art Books

Library

Slowly but steadily, 2014 is drawing to a close. Once again it was a year full of a variety of outstanding art book publications, providing ... read more

BMW-Art-Guide_HatjeCantz_Cover_Trine-Sondergaard-Stasis'Stasis' by Trine Søndergaard, Hatje Cantz
BMW-Art-Guide_Peter_Granser_2'J’ai perdu ma tête' by Peter Granser, Edition Taube (insight)
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Office Baroque, Brussels (photo: Pieter Huybrechts) Office Baroque, Brussels (photo: Pieter Huybrechts)

For many in the art world, Brussels is the new Berlin. In the last couple of years, more and more artists have relocated to the Belgian capital, which, in addition to this influx, can count on a long and deep-rooted tradition in art collecting. Art dealer Wim ... read more

Nov 12th, 2014 – AllCollecting

Office Baroque – Brussels, Belgium

Insight: Galleries

For many in the art world, Brussels is the new Berlin. In the last couple of years, more and more artists have relocated to the ... read more

Installation_view_Aaron_Bobrow_Ventilator_Blues_Office_Baroque_2014_croppedInstallation view: Aaron Bobrow, 'Ventilator Blues' (Office Baroque 2014)
Installation_view_Mathew_Cerletty_Weird_Vibe_OfficeBaroque_Brussels_2014_croppedInstallation view: Mathew Cerletty, 'Weird Vibe' (Office Baroque 2014)
Installation view_Kyle_Thurman_Banana_Tourist_Office_Baroque_2013_2014_croppedInstallation view: Kyle Thurman, 'Banana Tourist' (Office Baroque 2013/2014)
Installation_view_Michel_Auder_Screen_Life_no_13&Polaroid_Office_Baroque_2013_croppedInstallation view: Michel Auder, 'Screen Life, No. 13, Polaroid' (Office Baroque 2013)
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Just over one year ago we launched this Blog as the digital companion to the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors. By now, the blog has established itself as a platform for thoughtfully curated content including individual collection visits, personal interviews with collectors from around the world ... read more

Nov 05th, 2014 – AllBehind the scenes

A Special Mention

The Blog & the German Design Award 2015

Just over one year ago we launched this Blog as the digital companion to the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors. By now, the blog ... read more

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Haubrokprojects, Berlin Haubrokprojects, Berlin

As gentrification takes hold across Berlin, artists and collectors are in constant search for the authentic. The district Lichtenberg is a world away from the trendy galleries and shops of Mitte and Kreuzberg, yet just 20 minutes from either. This is where the Social Realism of the ... read more

Oct 29th, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Conceptual Authenticity

Sammlung Barbara und Axel Haubrok - haubrok projects - Berlin, Germany

As gentrification takes hold across Berlin, artists and collectors are in constant search for the authentic. The district Lichtenberg is a world away from the ... read more

Installation view „bald eagle“, Mike Bouchet - Print CampaignInstallation view „bald eagle“, Mike Bouchet - Print Campaign
Installation view „bald eagle“, Christoph Büchel Installation view „bald eagle“, Christoph Büchel
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT (photo by L.Paffrath)_croppedFAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin
installation view „the distance between you and me“ (photo by L.Paffrath)_croppedInstallation view with the work 'the distance between you and me' by Stanley Brouwn
installation view „unlimited- Bruce Nauman“ (photo by L.Paffrath)_croppedInstallation view with the work 'unlimited' by Bruce Naumann
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Elgiz Museum, view of the permanent collection with works by Luis Vidal, David Salle, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Adnan Coker, Burhan Doğançay and Jonathan Meese (photo: Kayhan Kaygusuz) Elgiz Museum, view of the permanent collection with works by Luis Vidal, David Salle, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Adnan Coker, Burhan Doğançay and Jonathan Meese (photo: Kayhan Kaygusuz)

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? In the early 1980s we bought a painting from Guen, a Turkish artist who unfortunately died last year, he was very young. At the same time, we bought a very big work by Güngör ... read more

Oct 22nd, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Interview with Sevda Elgiz

Proje4L – Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art – Istanbul, Turkey

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? In the early 1980s we bought a painting from Guen, a Turkish ... read more

Elgiz Museum, Entrance, 2013_resizedElgiz Musuem, entrance with works by Ewerdt Hilgemann, Paul Morrison, Bruno Peinado, Marcus Schaller and Mehmet Aksoy
Can-Sevda Elgiz_2013_Background_David Salle_To be titled_1998_croppedCan & Sevda Elgiz in front of a work by David Salle
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