Greek billionaire donates sculptures, multimedia works to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art


CHICAGO (CBS) — Dozens of distinctive and colorful works of artwork are coming to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art as section of an extraordinary present from a Greek billionaire. 

Hes donating all around a hundred items to the museum and hundreds extra to museums all around the earth. CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra spoke to Dimitris Daskalopoulops and observed out he considers himself additional than an art collector — he is an artwork lover.

Some of the will work are from artists which includes Wangechi Mutu, Robert Gober, Jannis Kounellis, Marina Abramović & Ulay, Sarah Lucas, Ernesto Neto and Kiki Smith. 

The artwork will be jointly owned by Chicago’s Museum of Modern day Art and New York’s Guggenheim Museum. The two museums are still performing out when the artwork will be shown and where.

In accordance to a news release, artworks from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection will go to 4 museums in 3 nations, such as the United Kingdom and Greece.

We are energized to announce the donation of a key body of vital up to date artworks from the D. Daskalopoulos…

Posted by Museum of Present-day Art Chicago on Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Daskalopoulos reported “I consider that collectors bear a accountability to the artworks in their selection and their artists: collectors are beholden to attend to the upcoming of their collection with the exact care and focus they invested in building it. Artwork will take its meaning and exerts its influence only by means of its conversation with the general public. This has led to my selection to present the better element of my collection to important modern art museums, so that they are cared for and preserved for long run generations, so that the is effective are obtainable to a wide audience, and so that they will remain in dialogue with the art of the long term. This act transforms a private selection into a public useful resource.”  


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