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New Report Finds Little Improvement in Abu Dhabi Museum Construction Projects

August 3rd, 2015

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Thelma Golden Appointed to Board of Directors for Barack Obama Foundation

August 3rd, 2015

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German Analyst Magnus Resch Offers New Perspectives on the Primary Market

August 3rd, 2015

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UK Reverses Decision on Ai Weiwei Visa, Grants Full Six Month Stay

August 3rd, 2015

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Anish Kapoor Invites Carsten Höller to Design Slide for ArcelorMittal Orbit

August 3rd, 2015

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FT Takes a Look Inside Corporate Art Collections

August 3rd, 2015

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James Cohan Gallery Opens New Location in Lower East Side

July 31st, 2015

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Chelsea Gallery Wallspace Closing

July 31st, 2015

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Paul Allen Launches Seattle Art Fair

July 30th, 2015

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Ai Weiwei’s Travel to Britain Limited by Embassy Restrictions

July 30th, 2015

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Art in America and Art News Merging

July 30th, 2015

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Met Posts Highest Annual Attendance on Record

July 30th, 2015

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Artists in Oakland Protest Lawsuit Over Public

July 30th, 2015

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Katherine Bernhardt Installs Mural at Venus Over LA

July 30th, 2015

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NYC pledges $10 Million to Spaceworks

July 30th, 2015

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Full Strike Called for London’s National Gallery Staff this August

July 30th, 2015

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Icelandic Art Center Sues to Reopen Venice Mosque Installation

July 28th, 2015

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Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet Profiled in FT

July 27th, 2015

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Tate Modern Announces 2016 Exhibitions for Georgia O’Keefe and Robert Rauschenberg

July 27th, 2015

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Fate of SC State University Museum Collection Caught in Middle of Financial Dispute

July 27th, 2015

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Matthew Eck to Launch New Art Fair in Miami Beach this December

July 27th, 2015

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Miami Building Project Featuring Works by James Turrell and Richard Serra Delayed Indefinitely

July 26th, 2015

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R.I.P. Ingrid Sichy, International Editor of Condé Nast and Writer, 63

July 26th, 2015

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More Engravings Disappear from French National Library

July 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.

Dakis Joannou- Website

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