The Franks-Suss Collection Curated by Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury

February 01, 2010

PHILLIPS DE PURY & COMPANY GALLERY
The Franks-Suss Collection
Curated by Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury

Saatchi Gallery Online

London – Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce that a curated selection of about 25 works from The Franks – Suss Collection will be presented at Phillips de Pury & Company’s space at the Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from January 28, 2010.

Inspired by collectors’ passion and energy, we are developing unique platforms to share the love of art of exceptional collectors with a broader public. We will offer the unique opportunity to view private collections curated by exceptional art collectors. Our overall goal is to offer diverse perspectives on contemporary art and the individuals that champion it.

The Franks-Suss Collection was established in 2002 by Simon Franks and Rob Suss. The collection, curated by Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury, includes in excess of 150 artworks by some 50 artists from 16 countries working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography and video projection. It showcases a variety of contemporary artists, with works from China and wider Asia forming a large part of the collection although pieces from The Americas, Europe, The Middle East and Africa are also included.

Simon Franks, (The Franks-Suss Collection):

“The pieces we have selected for this show highlights the work of some of the emerging artists in our collection. We are very proud to be able to showcase their exciting new work in such a wonderful setting. Once again Phillips De Pury and the Saatchi Gallery are demonstrating their passion for art and their dedication to bringing the next generation’s work to the attention of the wider public. Collecting art should be a very personal journey. The more you see, the more you learn and the more your collecting takes on new directions and new meanings. In navigating this path we have sought out work that displays at least one of three elements. For us these elements are: genuine artistic skill and technical brilliance, an innovative and original concept, and a challenging or aesthetically pleasing look. It is my strong belief that every piece in our collection has at least one, if not all, of these elements.”

The Franks-Suss Collection was created and developed with the help of two curators; Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury. These two curators, alongside Simon Franks and Rob Suss, followed their instincts and impeccable taste to obtain some of the greatest artists from the undiscovered and emerging sectors of the market. From its earliest origins a large part of the focus of the collection was drawn from the emerging world, based on the premise that where there is economic growth, cultural revolution or political turmoil, there is often poignant contemporary art to be found.

The exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company’s space in the Saatchi Gallery features some 20 artists from 9 countries including Farhad Moshiri from Iran, Os Gemeos from Brazil, Sun Xun from China, Matthew Day Jackson from the USA and Boo Ritson from the UK. Others include Fernando Gutierrez, Michael Vasquez, Jia Aili, Ryan McGinley, Mariana Mauricio, Chen Ke, Kentaro Kobuke, Steve Bishop, Kohei Nawa, Tomoo Gokita, Jon Pylypchuk, Li Jikai, Izumi Kato, Radhika Khimji and Kevin Francis Gray.

The Franks-Suss Collection
Phillips de Pury & Company Gallery at Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York Headquarters
London
SW3 4SQ
Tel: +44 20 7318 4010
Gallery opening hours: 10am-6pm, 7 days a week, last entry 5:30PM
Free admission

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