BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors

Kenny Goss

The Goss-Michael Foundation – Dallas, USA

Portrait of Kenny Goss
Portrait of Kenny Goss

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this?

The first major piece we purchased was Bridget Riley. This is still one of my favorites and is typically hung in a prominent place at my home.

Why do you collect?

I was living in London with George and we would meet all of these great people including artists. As I got to know them better, I learned more about their work and got excited about it. This inspired me to collect.

Installation view of the exhibition "“Highlights of the Collection"
Installation view of the exhibition "“Highlights of the Collection"
Installation view of main gallery.
Installation view of main gallery.

Does your collection follow a concept or a specific theme?

Our collection is primarily British Contemporary with an emphasis on “Young British Artists.”

Who are the artists you are currently following?

As of late, I’m enjoying Neil Raitt and Ida Ekblad’s work.

Do you have a personal relationship with the artist you collect?

Yes, I’m lucky to have met a lot of the artists. I count Michael Craig-Martin and Tracey Emin as dear friends.

Why did you decide to make your collection publicly accessible?

Initially the size of the pieces made them difficult to install, this led to securing a space which we decided early on should be accessible to the public. I didn’t see many British artists in Dallas, so we felt it would be nice to expose the community to this type of work.

Exterior view with banner by Adam McEwen – © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Exterior view with banner by Adam McEwen – © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Which publicly accessible private collection would you recommend visiting?

I’d recommend the Raymond and Patsy Nasher collection. In Dallas you can view the work at NorthPark Center or at The Nasher Sculpture Center.

All images courtesy The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas

More Information on g-mf.org

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Anastasios A. Gkekas

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Christine and Andrew Hall

Hall Art Foundation - Reading, USA & Derneburg, Germany

João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz

Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF) - São Paulo, Brazil

Gordon Elliott

The Elliott Eyes Collection - Sydney, Australia

Seth Stolbun

The Stolbun Collection – Houston, USA

Christian & Karen Boros

Sammlung Boros – Berlin, Germany

Maria Didrichsen

Didrichsen Art Museum – Helsinki, Finland

Timo Miettinen

Salon Dahlmann – Berlin, Germany

Marli Hoppe-Ritter

Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter – Waldenbuch, Germany

Désiré Feuerle

The Feuerle Collection – Berlin, Germany

Noemi Givon

Givon Art Forum – Tel Aviv, Israel

The Vague Space

Christian Kaspar Schwarm on the first solo presentation of his collection at the Weserburg Bremen

Gudrun & Bernd Wurlitzer

Wurlitzer Pied A Terre Collection – Berlin, Germany

Dominique & Sylvain Levy

DSLCollection – Paris, France

Corbett Lyon

Lyon Housemuseum – Melbourne, Australia

Geert Verbeke-Lens

Verbeke Foundation – Kemzeke, Belgium

László Vass

Vass Collection – Veszprém, Hungary

Daisuke Miyatsu

Dream House – Ichikawa, Japan

Samara Walbohm & Joe Shlesinger

Scrap Metal Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Charles Riva

Charles Riva Collection – Brussels, Belgium

Anita Zabludowicz

Zabludowicz Collection – London, United Kingdom

Venke & Rolf Hoff

KaviarFactory – Lofoten, Norway

Alain Servais

Servais Family Collection – Brussels, Belgium

Ivo Wessel

Sammlung Ivo Wessel - Berlin, Germany

Ramin Salsali

Salsali Private Museum – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Vittorio Gaddi

Collezione Nunzia e Vittorio Gaddi – Lucca, Italy

Miguel Leal Rios

Fundação Leal Rios – Lisbon, Portugal

Julia Stoschek

Julia Stoschek Collection – Dusseldorf, Germany

Gertraud and Dieter Bogner

Kunstraum Buchberg – Gars am Kamp, Austria

Bob Rennie

Rennie Collection at Wing Sang – Vancouver, Canada

Andrea von Goetz

Sammlung Blankenburg – Hamburg, Germany

Heiner Wemhöner

Sammlung Wemhöner – Herford, Germany

Lin Han

M WOODS – Beijing, China

Karsten Schmitz

Arbeitswohnung Federkiel – Leipzig, Germany

Devon Dikeou

The Dikeou Collection - Denver, USA

Thomas Olbricht

ME Collectors Room Berlin/Stiftung Olbricht – Berlin, Germany

Mera & Donald Rubell

Rubell Family Collection – Miami, USA

Pétur Arason

Safn – Berlin, Germany / Reykjavík, Iceland

Steffen Hildebrand

G2 Kunsthalle – Leipzig, Germany

Rafaela Seppälä

RKF Collection – Helsinki, Finland

Frédéric de Goldschmidt

Frédéric de Goldschmidt – Brussels, Belgium

Daniel Teo

The Private Museum – Singapore, Singapore

Claudio Cosma

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

Michał Borowik

Michał Borowik Collection – Warsaw, Poland

Herbert Gerisch

Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung - Neumünster, Germany

José Berardo

Museu Coleção Berardo – Lisbon, Portugal

Bärbel Grässlin and Karola Kraus

Sammlung Grässlin - St. Georgen, Germany

Joëlle and Eric Romba

Rocca Stiftung – Berlin, Germany

Myriam and Amaury de Solages

Maison Particulière – Brussels, Belgium

Friedrich Gräfling

Sammlung Fiede - Aschaffenburg, Germany

Benjamin Genocchio

Fair Director at The Armory Show