Global contemporary art events and news observed from New York City. Suggestion? Email us.
NEWS

NADA Miami Announces Exhibitor List

September 21st, 2018

NADA Miami Beach, via Art NewsNADA has announced the gallery list for the 2018 edition of its Miami fair, which will now serve as the central fair of the organization’s yearly programming after its 2019 New York fair was cancelled. 
Read More »

Met to Looks Into Subleasing Breuer Building to Frick

September 21st, 2018

Thomas P Campbell at Met Breuer, via NYTThe Met is looking into plans to lease its space at the Breuer Building to the Frick Collection as the museum undergoes renovation in 2020.  The plan would save the museum $45 million. “Our objective in expanding our programming to The Met Breuer was to present the modern collection and other strengths of our encyclopedic holdings, and to enable our curators to organize cutting-edge exhibitions. We are extremely pleased with the visitor response and critical acclaim for these programs and look forward to building on what we have learned in the years ahead at The Met Fifth Avenue,” says President Daniel Weiss. 
Read More »

Jeffrey Deitch Interviewed in LA Times

September 20th, 2018

Deitch, via LA TimesJeffrey Deitch has an interview in the LA Times this week, as he tours the newspaper around his new space in Hollywood. “For people coming from different parts of America, coming from different countries,” he says, “this is a really L.A. space. And that’s what I wanted — an only-in-L.A. space.”
Read More »

REFERENCE LIBRARY

Dakis Joannou

Collector’s Birthdate: b. 1970

Joannou is the Greek chair of a group of privately held building and civil engineering companies. He is a member of the Guggenheim Museum and the New Museum of Contemporary Art and sits as a council member at the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate.

He is considered one of the world leaders in collecting contemporary European art and has also been closely-linked to American-born Jeff Koons collecting pieces from his 1985 “Equilibrium” series which inspired Joannou to begin collecting art, as well as the British pair of Tim Noble and Sue Webster. Notable works in his collection include Koon’s “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” as well as Chris Ofili’s “The Adoration of Captain Shit and the Legend of Black Stars”.

He is also the founder Athen’s privately-funded Deste Foundation which purchases and shows the work of promising young artists.

On collection:

“Art can certainly be perceived as an economic investment, but also as a sound investment on a human level. For example, if you develop a collection and you then give people access to these works of art, whether by lending them to museums or showing them in your own exhibition space, this goes way beyond an investment of money. That’s how I like to do things.”

Lindemann, Adam. Collecting Contemporary: Los Angeles, Taschen GmbH 2006.

 

Dakis Joannou- Website

More info about the artist coming soon.

Comments: info@artobserved.com