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Taschen, Benedikt

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role Collector
dates 1961-
city Los Angeles
other citiesBerlin;
sex M
historical notes The publisher Benedikt Taschen was born in Cologne, Germany, where he established the world's most prominent art publishing house. Taschen began to collect art in 1985, when he acquired a dozen artworks from a friend who was a gallerist. His collection initially featured artists such as Jeff Koons, Martin Kippenberger, and Albert Oehlen. His foray into collecting was driven by personal connections to the artists and a deep sense of belonging within a circle of creative minds. Today, his art collection spans a range of artists, including Thomas Struth, Jeff Koons, Gunther Forg, Cindy Sherman, Christopher Wool, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Mike Kelley, reflecting the questions and concerns of his generation. Taschen and his wife, Lauren live in Los Angeles in a midcentury modern-style residence, designed by noted architects Thornton Abell and O’Neil Ford.
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