Donating my VIP card

16.09.2014

Donating my plus one to the earliest access VIP opening of upcoming Frieze Art Fair to an auction for the benefit of Gabriella’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research (and a free lunch to boot); the lot will appear shortly on Charitybuzz.com, stay tuned. 

Ps: It’s against just about every tenant, rule and regulation of the fair so shhh.

Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative

13.09.2014
The artwork 'Are You Really Here' (2014) by Danish artist Jeppe Hein, represented by the gallery Nicolai Wallner, is on display during the international art fair Art Basel 2014
The artwork 'Are You Really Here' (2014) by Danish artist Jeppe Hein, represented by the gallery Nicolai Wallner, is on display during the international art fair Art Basel 2014

“Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative” trying to raise a pittance for a few lucky not-for-profits, when the parent company can easily dig into their very deep pockets with little or no pain. What’s next Prada crowdfunding a new line of Koons kashmere?

From 2013 annual report from MCH Group (owner of all Basel fairs among many others): “At CHF 472.6 million, the MCH Group achieved the highest operating income in its history in the 2013 business year. Despite higher depreciations and a higher financial outlay for the new hall complex in Basel, the group profit, at CHF 30.5 million, is above that for the cyclically stronger previous year of 2012.”

A Sneak(y) Peak of Essl Collection

11.09.2014

The first exclusive sneak(y) peak of Essl Collection upcoming at Christie's London, in October. Surely to land me in trouble but worth the risk to spy some delectable Richter, Polke, Kippenberger, Uecker and pals

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