A piece in Art News notes the increased pace of acquisition of artists and artists’ estates by Hauser & Wirth of late, and looks at the sizes and purported earnings of each of the mega-galleries. “Gagosian was reputed to gross the most: roughly $1 billion a year,” says writer Michael Shnayerson. “The others were said to be closer to $250 million each, but claimed to do better.”
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Dr Harald Falckenberg
* Dr Harald Falckenberg is a German collector based in Hamburg, who owns about 1,700 pieces including an extraordinary room collaboration between Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhoades.
Recent projects are Christoph Schlingensief’s “Animatograph”, a giant multimedia installation that von Habsburg also collaborated on; and a large room installation by Mike Kelley. He is opening a 65,000 sq ft (6,000-7,000 sq m) space in Hamburg next year.
* From the Financial Times.