Dorotheum myART MAGAZINE
The Dorotheum myART MAGAZINE was created in 2013. As an art periodical published by the Dorotheum, it is intended to bring the whole gamut of our auction house and its 300 years of history closer to our readers. myART MAGAZINE is a publication for art lovers and collectors issued twice each year, offering portraits of international collectors, reports by Dorotheum experts and international art specialists, city portraits and much more.
Current issue: discoveries, inventions
He invents bagless vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans and believes in the power of creativity and productive failure ... In our cover story, the world-famous British engineer and designer James Dyson, the mastermind behind the eponymous tech empire, reveals his artistic roots, his predilection for paintings, and the beauty of passenger jets. This issue also explores the inventiveness of the Italian Early Renaissance and the artistic creations of the painters Tano Festa and Turi Simeti. A further highlight: Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz, Austria's two representatives at the 57th Annual Venice Biennale.
Out of the chamber of wonders
Looking back to the future in order to create something suprisingly new: that's the maxim of Veronica Etro, creative director of the eponymous womenswear fashion empire. That partly means collecting art. In the cover story, she describes the Etro archive as a chamber of wonders and waxes poetic on the subjects of eclecticism and reimagining paisley. The issue spotlights a range of key Italian figures - including Giacomo Balla, Carla Accardi, and Pier Paolo Calzolari - but also sheds light on subjects such as the French discoverer of Basquiat, a legendary Viennese café, and a breathtaking painting by Chagall.
Great artists and masterpieces
A work of art himself, Peter Marino, the celebrated architect and interior designer for Dior and Chanel, among others, speaks in our cover story about his passion for collecting against the trend, the magic of the 70s era, and what he learnt from Andy Warhol. The New Yorker gushes over the Wiener Werkstätte, not by coincidence, seeing as we have a later article written about the leading figures of the workshop. There are articles about artists and masterpieces – the works of James Ensor, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Tina Blau, or about the epitome of elegance, the Mercedes-Benz 300 S. For the travelers at heart there are city tips from Naples, and our experts for modern and contemporary art, prints and photography share their own personal ‘discoveries’.
Art and Art Lovers
Contemporary art makes a prominent focal point of this issue. Current art topics and collectortrends are richly represented alongside stories that effectively demonstrate the diversity of Dorotheum’s own auction categories. The featured items inclume among others exclusive Old Master paintings, a spectacular Shelby Cobra sportscar, works by the rediscovered Sicilian painter Guiseppe Sciuti, as well as a rare and marvelous signed double secretary cabinet by David Roentgen.
The broad spectrum of collectors’ interests are sought reflected in a number of exclusive interviews and portraits: HollywoodstarWhoopi Goldberg mixes popculture freely with royal antiquities and invests only in art that brings joy and a smile to her face. Former art advisor to Yves Saint Laurent, Alain Tarica, is highly passionate about Rococo paintings, while collectors Hedwig van Impeand Remei Giralt discover contemporary currents in Old Master paintings and reflect on their commitment to avant-garde cuisine.
The diverse nature of collecting
This latest issue of Dorotheum's art magazine focuses on the diverse nature of collecting: German publisher and art collector Angelika Taschen regards collecting as part of interior decoration and design. A Russian art collector who specialises in the Old Masters was invited to a Q&A session. French businessman Jean-Louis Remilleux has transformed his castle into a complete historical artwork. Architect Michael Embacher is a collector dedicated to a most unusual subject: over the years he has created one of the world’s most important bicycle collections.
This issue also includes in-depth articles on Lucio Fontana, Fausto Melotti, Old Master portraits, Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky and Walter Pichler’s Galaxy suite. This edition's city portrait is dedicated to Düsseldorf.
From Verbeeck to Indiana
In this issue: Self-made man and collector Frank Cohen. In our interview, the British collector talks about art, money, pinstripe suits, his London art institution Dairy Art Centre and the “less is more” principle as the epitome of real luxury. Another equally passionate collector is Volker W. Feierabend, who is regarded today as one of the most important patrons of Italian art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Comprehensive feature articles are devoted to artists such as Paolo Scheggi, Robert Indiana, Frans Verbeeck and Franz Richard Unterberger, as well as Pittura Oggetto and silver treasures of the czar’s court.
Also covered are the highlights of the Dorotheum’s autumn auctions and the programme’s most important events at the annual VIENNA ART WEEK.
This issue also offers portraits of the Dorotheum’s design expert as well as its experts in jewellery and timepieces. The city portrait focuses on Milan this time.
Contemporary portrait painting between computer pixels and mosaics.
The focus of the third issue of myART MAGAZINE is art star Chuck Close, one of the most famous photorealists in the USA. This passionate collector of Old Masters talks about his love of Dutch art, what computer pixels and mosaics have in common and the magic of painting.
The Parisian collectors’ couple Héléna and Guy Motais de Narbonne provide some insight into their prominent collection of Old Masters. This edition of myART MAGAZINE features articles about artists such as Emil Jakob Schindler, Lucio Fontana and Carl Auböck, precious rubies and sapphires, a piece on the occasion of the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo and much more. This issue also offers portraits of the Dorotheum’s experts on modern and contemporary art as well as its expert on silver. A special city portrait is devoted to Brussels.
Of fashion stars and design artists.
In an interview with myART MAGAZINE, cover star Raf Simons speaks about his passion for mid-century design and contemporary art, curated collections and the value of waiting. The series of artists featured in the second edition of myART MAGAZINE ranges from Guido Reni, Vittorio Matteo Corcos and Friedrich von Amerling to the painters of Aeropittura as well as Gabriele Münter, Ron Arad and Ilya Kabakov. In addition to the highlights of the Dorotheum’s 2013 autumn auctions and a comprehensive feature article about the initiative VIENNA ART WEEK launched by the Dorotheum, this issue also contains a portrait of the art collector Antoine de Galbert and his foundation, “La maison rouge”.
The city portrait now focuses on Paris. The Dorotheum’s representative, Joëlle Thomas, leads us through “her city” and gives a few insider tips.
Outstanding premiere: The first issue of Dorotheum’s myART MAGAZINE
Award-winning film director Michael Haneke is the focus of the first issue of the Dorotheum magazine. In an interview for myART MAGAZINE, he talks about the aesthetic value of prize statuettes, the affinity to specific pictures and the role that the Dorotheum played in his life.
In this first issue of the Dorotheum’s magazine, you will also find Dorotheum experts giving interesting background information about their auction lots, city tips from the Dorotheum representatives abroad and features about cultural institutions supported by the Dorotheum as a sponsoring partner, such as the MUMOK, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Belvedere.