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 Hetei Katalin, Adolf Luther, Haász István, François Morellet and Hellmut Bruch.
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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In form of short texts, the authors of the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors highlight and explore a range of topics that make the world of collecting so versatile and exciting. Here on the blog, we are happy to present these Shorties one by one that ... read more

Jul 16th, 2014 – AllCollecting

A brush against nature

Shorty

In form of short texts, the authors of the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors highlight and explore a range of topics that make the ... read more

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"Approximation (Quokka)" (2014) and "Growth Potential (stand alone, zigzag)" (2014), both by Katja Novitskova, installation view M HKA Antwerp "Approximation (Quokka)" (2014) and "Growth Potential (stand alone, zigzag)" (2014), both by Katja Novitskova, installation view M HKA Antwerp

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? What is probably more important than the names of the very first artworks we purchased is the fact that these works are still at the heart of our collection today. We have started buying ... read more

Jul 09th, 2014 – AllCollectors

Interview with Patrick Majerus

Sammlung Majerus - Luxembourg City - Luxembourg

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? What is probably more important than the names of the very first ... read more

TB09.06_edited2Tim Berresheim, Phoenix - The Guilty Pleasure (Wood) VI, 2009 (detail)
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Louvre Lens Louvre Lens

What are the possibilities of a former industrial city to boost its economy in our post-industrial age? One solution that has proven to be greatly successful is the establishment of a thriving cultural scene. And what is better than to create such a scene by opening a ... read more

Jul 02nd, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Louvre goes Lens – and Pinault follows

How France’s most established museum and collector are redeveloping forgotten places

What are the possibilities of a former industrial city to boost its economy in our post-industrial age? One solution that has proven to be greatly ... read more

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