BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors

Daisuke Miyatsu

Dream House – Ichikawa, Japan

Daisuke Miyatsu
Daisuke Miyatsu

How important is having the title of being a “collector” to you?

“Collector” is the only title and position I can decide by myself because other titles are dependant on other things that are out of my control. So for that reason, I am deeply attached to the title of “collector”.

Does your collection follow a specific theme or particular artists?

No it doesn’t, but my collection is very international and over the past few years I have put a strong focus on video and new media art.

Installation view at Dream House, Ichikawa
Installation view at Dream House, Ichikawa
Installation view at Dream House, Ichikawa
Installation view at Dream House, Ichikawa

Do you have a personal relationship with the artists you collect?

Yes of course! Communication with the wonderful artists is the best part of contemporary art. It's as important for me to communicate with the artists as it is for me to collect their artworks.

Is there an artwork that you love but can’t live with due to size, medium, or value?

No. I’m renting a professional storage for some pieces in my collection, everything else I live with.

In your opinion, what mistakes do young collectors make? And what mistakes did you make when first starting on your collecting journey?

I think probably it's possible that beginners tend to trust others more than they trust their own judgment when they start collecting. Even now, I sometimes regret the missed opportunity to purchase some really beautiful pieces.

Installation view at Dream House, Ichikawa
Installation view at Dream House, Ichikawa
Exterior of Dream House, Ichikawa
Exterior of Dream House, Ichikawa

What has the reaction been like from visitors of your collection since making it publicly accessible? Does this reaction impact you and what you collect?

Since opening Dream House to the public I’ve recognized everybody has their own taste but I'm happy I have the chance to share my collection with many people.

Where do you find out about artists that you are interested in purchasing?

The most important information comes directly from my friends. Face to face communication is still great, even with the internet!

Which publicly accessible private collection would you recommend visiting?

We, Japanese collectors, are proud of Naoshima as the one of best art spots in the world and I visit The Frick Collection absolutely every time I go to New York.

All images courtesy courtesy Dream House, Ichikawa

Installation view at Dream House, Ichikawa
Installation view at Dream House, Ichikawa

Collectors (57)

Christen Sveaas

Kistefos Museet, Jevnaker, Norway

Maurizio Morra Greco

Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy

Noemi Givon

Givon Art Forum – Tel Aviv, Israel

Qiao Zhibing

TANK Shanghai and Qiao Space - Shanghai, China

Jochen Zeitz

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) - Cape Town, Africa

Dominique & Sylvain Levy

DSLCollection – Paris, France

Andrea von Goetz

Sammlung Blankenburg – Hamburg, Germany

Michael Buxton

Buxton Contemporary - Melbourne, Australia

Anastasios A. Gkekas

The Office Collection - Nicosia, Cyprus

Christine and Andrew Hall

Hall Art Foundation - Reading, USA & Derneburg, Germany

João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz

Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF) - São Paulo, Brazil

Anita Zabludowicz

Zabludowicz Collection – London, United Kingdom

Gordon Elliott

The Elliott Eyes Collection - Sydney, Australia

Seth Stolbun

The Stolbun Collection – Houston, USA

Christian & Karen Boros

Sammlung Boros – Berlin, Germany

Maria Didrichsen

Didrichsen Art Museum – Helsinki, Finland

Timo Miettinen

Salon Dahlmann – Berlin, Germany

Marli Hoppe-Ritter

Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter – Waldenbuch, Germany

Désiré Feuerle

The Feuerle Collection – Berlin, Germany

The Vague Space

Christian Kaspar Schwarm on the first solo presentation of his collection at the Weserburg Bremen

Gudrun & Bernd Wurlitzer

Wurlitzer Pied A Terre Collection – Berlin, Germany

Corbett Lyon

Lyon Housemuseum – Melbourne, Australia

Geert Verbeke-Lens

Verbeke Foundation – Kemzeke, Belgium

László Vass

Vass Collection – Veszprém, Hungary

Samara Walbohm & Joe Shlesinger

Scrap Metal Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Charles Riva

Charles Riva Collection – Brussels, Belgium

Venke & Rolf Hoff

KaviarFactory – Lofoten, Norway

Alain Servais

Servais Family Collection – Brussels, Belgium

Ivo Wessel

Sammlung Ivo Wessel - Berlin, Germany

Ramin Salsali

Salsali Private Museum – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Vittorio Gaddi

Collezione Nunzia e Vittorio Gaddi – Lucca, Italy

Miguel Leal Rios

Fundação Leal Rios – Lisbon, Portugal

Julia Stoschek

Julia Stoschek Collection – Dusseldorf, Germany

Gertraud and Dieter Bogner

Kunstraum Buchberg – Gars am Kamp, Austria

Bob Rennie

Rennie Collection at Wing Sang – Vancouver, Canada

Heiner Wemhöner

Sammlung Wemhöner – Herford, Germany

Lin Han

M WOODS – Beijing, China

Kenny Goss

The Goss-Michael Foundation – Dallas, USA

Karsten Schmitz

Arbeitswohnung Federkiel – Leipzig, Germany

Devon Dikeou

The Dikeou Collection - Denver, USA

Thomas Olbricht

ME Collectors Room Berlin/Stiftung Olbricht – Berlin, Germany

Mera & Donald Rubell

Rubell Family Collection – Miami, USA

Pétur Arason

Safn – Berlin, Germany / Reykjavík, Iceland

Steffen Hildebrand

G2 Kunsthalle – Leipzig, Germany

Rafaela Seppälä

RKF Collection – Helsinki, Finland

Frédéric de Goldschmidt

Frédéric de Goldschmidt – Brussels, Belgium

Daniel Teo

The Private Museum – Singapore, Singapore

Claudio Cosma

Sensus – Luoghi per l’arte Contemporanea – Florence, Italy

Michał Borowik

Michał Borowik Collection – Warsaw, Poland

Herbert Gerisch

Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung - Neumünster, Germany

José Berardo

Museu Coleção Berardo – Lisbon, Portugal

Bärbel Grässlin and Karola Kraus

Sammlung Grässlin - St. Georgen, Germany

Joëlle and Eric Romba

Rocca Stiftung – Berlin, Germany

Myriam and Amaury de Solages

Maison Particulière – Brussels, Belgium

Friedrich Gräfling

Sammlung Fiede - Aschaffenburg, Germany

Benjamin Genocchio

Fair Director at The Armory Show