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MICHAEL PYBUS, No Title (Panel 5), 2017

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Stefan Simchowitz Collection

One of the most talked about figures in today’s contemporary art world, Los Angeles-based art collector and dealer Stefan Simchowitz is someone you either love to hate, or hate to love.

Simchowitz, who was once hailed “The Art World’s Patron Satan” in a New York Times headline, has gained a reputation within the art world as one of the most influential, and disputed, contemporary art collectors of modern times. An avid supporter and collector of young and undiscovered artists, the collector has also been widely criticized for his unconventional collecting practices.

Whatever your opinion on his acquisition of art may be, it is his outspoken opinions about the inner-workings of the art market that have thrust these once private dealings and hidden activities into the limelight, helping to create a more transparent and honest dialogue within a world that is notoriously secretive. In 2016 Simchowitz famously shamed dealers and their “fictional powers of persuasion“, demanding for them to let go of their archaic business models and for the art market to become more democratic.

In his first online exhibition on IC, Stefan Simchowitz shares a selection of artworks from the continuously growing Stefan Simchowitz Collection.

LAZAROS, Hex to manifest lightness (for Calvino), 2017
LAZAROS, Hex to manifest lightness (for Calvino), 2017
LAZAROS, Hex to manifest quickness (for Calvino), 2017
LAZAROS, Hex to manifest quickness (for Calvino), 2017
ZACHARY ARMSTRONG, Peppers, 2016
ZACHARY ARMSTRONG, Peppers, 2016
ZACHARY ARMSTRONG, Hills and Dales White, 2016
ZACHARY ARMSTRONG, Hills and Dales White, 2016
PETRA CORTRIGHT, Speed with Keanu elena de lisser map home, 2017
PETRA CORTRIGHT, Speed with Keanu elena de lisser map home, 2017
PETRA CORTRIGHT, National Institute_la taronga zoo card spreads, 2017
PETRA CORTRIGHT, National Institute_la taronga zoo card spreads, 2017
KATE GROOBEY, Unfoxy lady IV, 2016
KATE GROOBEY, Unfoxy lady IV, 2016
KATE GROOBEY, Kick-ass, 2016
KATE GROOBEY, Kick-ass, 2016
DARREN GOINS, 14r(xy_bw_oo_3), 2017
DARREN GOINS, 14r(xy_bw_oo_3), 2017
DARREN GOINS, 13r(xy_bw_oo_2), 2017
DARREN GOINS, 13r(xy_bw_oo_2), 2017
MICHAEL SWANEY, Hombre reclinado con almohada, jarron, y perro (Reclining man with pillow, vase, and dog), 2014
MICHAEL SWANEY, Hombre reclinado con almohada, jarron, y perro (Reclining man with pillow, vase, and dog), 2014
BRIAN HARTE, Subbuteo, 2016
BRIAN HARTE, Subbuteo, 2016
MARC HOROWITZ, But when this end will come, we have no way of knowing. So we just hasten along., 2017
MARC HOROWITZ, But when this end will come, we have no way of knowing. So we just hasten along., 2017
JOEY WOLF, Beers on the river, 2017
JOEY WOLF, Beers on the river, 2017
MICHAEL PYBUS, No Title (Panel 5), 2017
MICHAEL PYBUS, No Title (Panel 5), 2017
SERGE ATTUKWEI CLOTTEY, Independence arch, 2016
SERGE ATTUKWEI CLOTTEY, Independence arch, 2016
BRIAN HARTE, Self, 2016
BRIAN HARTE, Self, 2016
KOUR POUR, Western Appropriation Landscape Painting, 2017
KOUR POUR, Western Appropriation Landscape Painting, 2017
CAMERON PLATTER, Mask (White), 2015
CAMERON PLATTER, Mask (White), 2015
CAMERON PLATTER, Safari, 2015
CAMERON PLATTER, Safari, 2015
CAMERON PATTER, Dry Gardens (Nuckin Futs III), 2017
CAMERON PATTER, Dry Gardens (Nuckin Futs III), 2017
KOUR POUR, Emerald Orientalism, 2016
KOUR POUR, Emerald Orientalism, 2016