Case Study - the Gensollen Collection
Contemporary Art | In their cocoon, and at the heart of the contemporary art world, Marc and Josee Gensollen are a couple of collectors who for over 30 years have been creating and evolving a collection with a radical agenda, rejecting all ego and speculation : an agenda where the life of the artworks is at the heart of a thought provoking approach.
Early reading, early works, the penny drops
In around 1968, students Marc and Josee Gensollen become interested in Art through their reading and careful study of the prevalent publications of the time. In the wake of their background in Psychiatric psychoanalysis, it is « le Minotaure » which arouses their early attraction to Surrealism, still very much alive in the 60s and 70s. Then Art Press, a magazine influenced by psychoanalysis since its first publication in 1972, leads them to explore the unknown universe of Conceptual Art and Minimal Art.
Their very first purchase is an etching by Andre Masson, part of the « Massacres » series. In order to get it authenticated, they go to visit the […]
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