Dorotheum specialists Petra Schäpers, Maria Cristina Corsini, Patrizia Pálffy, Elke and Eva Königseder let us in on their favourite artistic hotspots, artists, fashion designs and what’s at the top of their travel list.
*Artist/Artistic Hotspot/Art Project
MD in Cologne – David Ostrowski and Michail Pirgelis have opened a bar in Cologne: a hip haunt for artists by artists.
“Sturm-Frauen” in the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt – an exhibition dedicated to female painters of the 1920s. This was full of material to discover and it is terrible that female artists have been given such a subordinate role in art for so long. In K21 in Düsseldorf Agnes Martin was exhibited and Joan Mitchell in Cologne – female artists are currently well represented, and it’s about time, too!
Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim in Brazil – around 500 works of contemporary art exhibited in a park of 1,200 hectares in the middle of the jungle; Dia: Beacon – the extraordinary collection in the Dia museum, founded in 2003 on the banks of the Hudson River, including works by Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra and others …
Jean-Michel Frank – his minimalist interiors characterised by clear lines and luxurious materials
Dries van Noten’s sense for colours and traditional materials (jacquard, brocade, silk)
The Long Bar in the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund – a 33-metre-long mahogany bar dating from 1910
The musician and composer Anouar Brahem; Corton Charlemagne – my favourite white wine from Burgundy