"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

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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 ... 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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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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Platform China, entrance of their location in Hongkong, China Platform China, entrance of their location in Hongkong, China

As the only Chinese gallery participating in this year’s LISTE in Basel, Platform China does not have an easy task: to regain the trust of Western collectors after the bubble of Chinese contemporary art. “Western collectors are curious about Chinese contemporary art but have difficulties in believing ... read more

Jun 25th, 2014 – AllCollecting

Platform China – Beijing/Hongkong, China

Insight: Galleries

As the only Chinese gallery participating in this year’s LISTE in Basel, Platform China does not have an easy task: to regain the trust of ... read more

2_platformchina_ZhaoZhaoExhibition view of the solo show 'How' by Chinese artist Zhao Zhao, 2014
3_platformchina_Claudia_AlbertiniClaudia Albertini, co-founder of Platform China
4_platformchina_Ms_Sun_NingMs. Sun Ning, co-founder of Platform China
5_platformchina_Mr_Chen_HaitaoMr. Chen Haitao, co-founder of Platform China
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Art and travel go well together. The notion of going on a journey has been present in the works of many artists. We have selected three artists’ books, which address the topic in a less direct and more unsual manner and discovered a fresh take on things. ... read more

Jun 18th, 2014 – AllLibrary

Not all those who wander are lost

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Art and travel go well together. The notion of going on a journey has been present in the works of many artists. We have selected ... read more

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Eugenio López Alonso Eugenio López Alonso

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? The first piece I bought was a painting by Roberto Cortázar in the early 1990s. By then, I was very interested in what was happening in the Mexican art scene, and consequently, my travels ... read more

Jun 11th, 2014 – AllCollectors

Interview with Eugenio López Alonso

La Colección Júmex – Ecatepec, Mexico

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? The first piece I bought was a painting by Roberto Cortázar in ... read more

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The BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors is not only an extremely useful travel companion, but also gives great insight into the joys, laws and challenges of collecting. 

We have already introduced you to some topics covered in the guide in form of short texts, so called ... read more

Jun 04th, 2014 – AllCollecting

Excessiveness – the latent danger of collecting art

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The BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors is not only an extremely useful travel companion, but also gives great insight into the joys, laws and ... read more

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Installation view of "Reformation" at the White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, 2014 Installation view of "Reformation" at the White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, 2014

White Rabbit Gallery sits on the border of old and new Sydney. On one side of the gallery is the leafy suburb of Chippendale: Victorian terrace houses, iron lace, and bars on the windows. On the other is Central Park, a gleaming high-rise development on the former ... read more

May 28th, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Year of the rabbit

White Rabbit – Contemporary Chinese Art Collection – Australia, Sydney

White Rabbit Gallery sits on the border of old and new Sydney. On one side of the gallery is the leafy suburb of Chippendale: Victorian ... read more

Bild_5Installation view of "Reformation" at the White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, 2014
Bild_4Installation view of "Reformation" at the White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, 2014
Bild_1_ZhouZixi_alternativZhou Zixi Dawn, Light Fog, 2009
Bild_3Judith Neilson
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