Giovanni Springmeier started collecting art at a young age, and the Gnyp/Springmeier collection today encompasses works from artists all over the world in media ranging from sculpture, to photography and painting. Largely made up of contemporary art, the Springmeier’s home provides a welcoming and lively surrounding for the public to experience the vast array of vibrant artworks.
We meet Michael Kinsbergen at the Byzantium tower in the heart of Amsterdam, a building designed by Rem Koolhaas with views on the ever-vibrant Vondelpark. This is where Michael lives, together with his wife Ulrike and their 5-month old Dachshund Pim– Ulrike fell in love with the dog on a recent trip to New York and could not stop thinking about it upon returning home.
“At one point in my life I started looking for something to keep the other part of my mind sharp, so I began a part-time Art History study at the University of Amsterdam.”
We had the pleasure of speaking with Alain Servais – a notorious and well-known collector who lives and resides in Brussels, Belgium. Everything but naive, Mr. Servais is known for having an outspoken opinion and realistic view on the functioning of the art market.
Philip Hoffman needs little introduction to the art world. Having worked at Christie’s in London for twelve years running its European division, Philip Hoffman launched the Fine Art Fund Group in 2001 - an art advisory and investment house that currently advises some of the most significant art collectors worldwide and is globally recognized as one of the largest of its kind.
Growing up as the son of Heinz Berggruen - a prominent German art collector, friend to Pablo Picasso, lover to Frida Kahlo - art has unmistakably been a part and a privilege of Nicolas Berggruen’s vita.