Our curated collecting philosophy enables art-enthusiasts to inform themselves about the art market and its most important protagonists. Interviews with collectors and essays provide ideas and insights for buyers and help them to form an independant opinion.
Interview with photographer Michael Friedel
For sixty years, Michael Friedel has worked as a photo-journalist, taking characteristic pictures of people and capturing the natural world in all it's beauty. His images tell stories, some bizarre, some richly comic, others astonishing, gripping, inspiring, nostalgic and some truly sad. But they are always rooted in life, which gives them their vivid and very unique personality.
Interview with ADK president Klaus Staeck
Klaus Staeck is a German lawyer and publisher who is best known for his artistic editions. Since April 2006, he has been chairman of the Akademie der Künste (Art Academy) in Berlin. In our ARTUSIAST interview, he tells us about his current exhibition ART FOR EVERYONE and about the importance of artistic freedom.
Interview with Giovanni Springmeier
Today on ARTUSIAST: A brief interview with the renowned art collector Giovanni Springmeier, in which he talks about the art of collecting, the first piece he ever bought as well as the future of the art market. Springmeier is known for his exceptional sense for aesthetics – it is not a coincidence that his apartment made it on the cover of publications such as AD or Atrium magazine and was featured in countless blogs. Hence, we are very excited to present to you his “top 5 picks” from the ARTUSIAST website!
Christian Schwarm on the real value of art
The Independent Collectors founder Christian Schwarm about commitment, his collecting concept and the artworks which made him a collector.
Thomas Olbrichttalks about the German artist Jorinde Voigt
The art patron Thomas Olbricht started collecting artworks in 1986. In 2010, he opened the me Collectors Room Berlin in the heart of the German capital. In the exhibition space, he shows his Olbricht Collection alongside special pieces from other international private collections.
Christoph Müller"Collecting is a sickness that can not be cured"
The author and publisher Christoph Müller speaks to artusiast about the artist Johannes Grützke and the "sickness" of being an art collector.
Ivo Wessel"If you want to make a bargain deal with stocks or pork"
Ivo Wessel lives in Berlin and is a software engineer and art collector. In this interview Ivo explains why it is important to first learn about art before actually buying it.