David Roberts David Roberts

A firm favorite on London’s art scene for its dynamic public program, the David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) is the public face of one of the UK’s most significant private collections of vanguard modern and contemporary art. Rather than presenting monolithic exhibitions from the collection, the foundation ... read more

Apr 23rd, 2014 – AllCollecting

A collection which never sleeps

David Roberts Art Foundation - Great Britain, London

A firm favorite on London’s art scene for its dynamic public program, the David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) is the public face of one of ... read more

4bRodney Graham with Kim Gordon performance at DRAF, October 2013
3bFlorence Peake performance at DRAF, October 2013
2bInstallation view of "Geographies of Contamination" at DRAF, London, 2014
1bInstallation view of "Geographies of Contamination" at DRAF, London, 2014
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In the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors we tell you where to find the best private yet publicly accessible collections around the world. The Art Guide contains concise information about more than 200 collections. But for this Library Post we let the collections speak for themselves. ... read more

Apr 16th, 2014 – AllLibrary

A collector’s tale

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In the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors we tell you where to find the best private yet publicly accessible collections around the world. The ... read more

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Mr. José Berardo Mr. José Berardo

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? In 1969, when I got married in South Africa, I purchased some furniture for my house. In the store there was this wall full of pictures and I chose one. Later, back at home, ... read more

Apr 09th, 2014 – AllCollectors

Interview with José Berardo

Museu Coleção Berardo – Lisbon, Portugal

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? In 1969, when I got married in South Africa, I purchased some ... read more

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calder2Partial view of the museum's entrance. Work by Alexander Calder , Black Spray, 1956
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Visitors in the Museum of Modern Art Visitors in the Museum of Modern Art

That the public largely generates the cultural value of an artwork is what we have recently reviewed in the post A private matter. But not only does the cultural worth depend on public accessibility, but also the monetary value of an artwork can drastically increase if it ... read more

Apr 02nd, 2014 – AllCollecting

Off the wall

How museums contribute to the worth of artworks

That the public largely generates the cultural value of an artwork is what we have recently reviewed in the post A private matter. But not ... read more

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Valentina Suma and Angelica Bazzana Valentina Suma and Angelica Bazzana

At the origin of Milanese contemporary art gallery Fluxia there stands an artist, Luca Francesconi, who introduced gallery founders Valentina Suma and Angelica Bazzana to each other. “Luca Francesconi and I used to run an independent art space together with artist Luigi Presicce,” Valentina Suma recalls. “It ... read more

Mar 26th, 2014 – AllCollecting

Fluxia – Milan, Italy

Insight: Galleries

At the origin of Milanese contemporary art gallery Fluxia there stands an artist, Luca Francesconi, who introduced gallery founders Valentina Suma and Angelica Bazzana to ... read more

6Exhibition view: Andrea Romano, Courtesy Fluxia, Milan
5Exhibition view: Andrea Romano, Courtesy Fluxia, Milan
4Exhibition view: Benjamin Valenza, Courtesy Fluxia, Milan
2Exhibition view: Etienne Chambaud, Courtesy Fluxia, Milan
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Art and architecture have always inspired and shaped one another: Architecture gives art the room to enfold and art defines the outlines of architecture. The question is, if one can even distinguish the two. The following two publications highlight this interwoven relationship between art and architecture from ... read more

Mar 19th, 2014 – AllLibrary

Architects’ Art and Artists’ Architecture

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Art and architecture have always inspired and shaped one another: Architecture gives art the room to enfold and art defines the outlines of architecture. The ... read more

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Thomas Olbricht Thomas Olbricht

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? I started collecting when I was five years old, back then I collected toy cars, stamps, and later butterflies. As a student my interest in collecting also included Art Nouveau vases. My great-uncle Karl ... read more

Mar 12th, 2014 – AllCollectors

Interview with Thomas Olbricht

ME Collectors Room Berlin/Stiftung Olbricht – Berlin, Germany

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? I started collecting when I was five years old, back then I ... read more

WONDERFUL-Humboldt-Krokodil-und-Polke-Installationsansicht-2012-©-me-Collectors-Room-Berlin-Foto-Florian-Balze_1Exhibition view: Wonderful – Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke
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While flipping through the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors you will notice that occasionally certain pages are colored differently. These are the Shorties, brief texts by our authors dealing with all aspects of collecting. This time the focus lies on just one word. One word that ... read more

Mar 05th, 2014 – AllCollecting

The crucial role of the new

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While flipping through the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors you will notice that occasionally certain pages are colored differently. These are the Shorties, brief ... read more

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Visitors at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 in front of a mixed media installation by Haegue Yang Visitors at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 in front of a mixed media installation by Haegue Yang

In a time of increasing digitalization, it will become increasingly common in the future that we will not have to leave the house anymore to do everyday life activities like work, leisure or shopping. Through increasingly intelligent computer technology, we will be able to conduct everything from ... read more

Feb 28th, 2014 – AllCollecting

A private matter?

On the importance of physical space for the value of art

In a time of increasing digitalization, it will become increasingly common in the future that we will not have to leave the house anymore to ... read more

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