Posted in Beaux Arts, Curiosa & Forteana, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Historia & Memoria, Medicine / Anatomy, Sculpture, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne on November 4th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia
There’s those types of collectors who simply got it all: The Dürer, Schongauer and Goya engravings, the Chapman Bros and Berlinde de Bruyckere sculptures, the cabinet de curiosités, basically, the most drool-worthy art from the 16th century to dato.
Such a person is Thomas Olbricht – a medical doctor and totally compulsive art collector from Essen.
His modern art segment alone includes artists such as Glenn Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, Mat Collishaw, John Currin, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlène Dumas, Katharina Fritsch, Julie Heffernan, Ron Mueck, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Patricia Piccinini, Pierre et Gilles, Floria Sigismondi, Kiki Smith and Sam Taylor-Wood.
But yeah, you guessed it, I could go on forever and ever. DAYUM.
Anyways, for the first time ever, a fantastic chunk of some 150 works of his collection is traveling to France to go on show at the phenomenal Maison Rouge in Paris that I reported about back in March when they had the tasty Tous Cannibales exhibition there.
Olbricht’s Memories of the Future opened in late October and will remain on show until mid-January of 2012. All details below.
On show: Oct 22, 2011 – Jan 15, 2012
Hours: Wed – Sun: 11 AM – 7 PM, late-night Thu until 9 PM
Catalogue: Published in French and English with colour illustrations, €25.
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