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Independent Collectors is the world’s largest online archive of contemporary collections. Since 2008, we’ve been working with both established and young collectors, artists and art professionals, to offer a comprehensive, unparalleled insight into the collecting community.

The BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors presents 270 private yet publicly accessible collections of contemporary art, taking the reader to forty-five countries and 196 cities, often to regions that are off the beaten path. Pick up your copy of the latest edition directly via Hatje Cantz or Amazon or download the eBook.


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If you are a collector join the IC Members Area to benefit from collector specials including VIP tickets for art events and exclusive publications.

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Since 2009, BMW has supported Independent Collectors as an exclusive global partner. This long-term cooperation stands for a new era of cultural-entrepreneurial partnerships.

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Independent Collectors is a project by Independent Connectors GmbH. Within the realm of arts and culture we develop communication strategies and formats for brands.

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The Library


Christian Kaspar Schwarm


Nina Raftopoulo
Managing Director


Amy Binding
Editor in Chief / Global Partnerships


Karoline Pfeiffer
Director BMW Art Guide


Dr. Sylvia Dominique Volz
Executive Editor BMW Art Guide