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Cooper Union Settles Court Case with Committee to Save Cooper Union

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Tunnel Discovered Next to Rockefeller Museum in Israel

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More Galleries Moving Out of Chelsea, Crain’s Reports

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Yves Bouvier Vows Revenge for Fraud Accusations

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Olafur Eliasson Proposes Waterfall for “Art Pool” in Copenhagen

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Palestinian Artist Thrown Out of Banksy’s Dismaland Show After Anti-Israel Protest

August 27th, 2015

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Collectors Look to Art for Liquidity Following Market Rout

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12- Year Old in Taiwan Trips, Punches Hole in Paolo Porpora Canvas

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Ai Weiwei to Install “Forever” Bicycles Outside Gherkin in London

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New York Times Notes Influx of Private Art Advisors in Strong Market

August 24th, 2015

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Fondazione Prada Lends Sculpture to National Museum of Iran

August 24th, 2015

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Tania Bruguera Returns to United States

August 24th, 2015

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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.

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