Top 10 Video and New Media Art Collectors

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This week, Larry’s List, the world’s leading art collector database, looks at the world’s most exciting new media and video art collections.

Globally, video and new media art works are presented in 10% of global art collections. This is still considerably small compared to paintings, which are present in 83% of global art collections. Still, this number marks its growing popularity of this genre.

One of the largest video collections in the world is owned by German collector Ingvild Goetz who owns over 500 video and film works. She exhibits them at Haus der Kunst, Munich and in her own museum, Sammlung Goetz. Other collectors in the Top 10 are San Francisco-based Pamela and Richard Kramlich and Julia Stoschek from Düsseldorf.

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Interestingly, 9 out of the Top 10 video and new media collectors are women. 6 are based in Central Europe.

Collector: Julia Stoschek, Düsseldorf, Germany
Frances Stark, Nothing is enough, 2012, 1-channel video installation

The Julia Stoschek Collection openend to the public in 2007. In combines installations, videos, photographs, sculptures and paintings and features artists such as Doug Aitken, Francis Alÿs or Bruce Norman.


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Collector: Pamela and Richard Kramlich. San Francisco, United States
Nam June Paik, TV Cello Premiere, 1971, Video

The Kramlichs belong to the most renowned new media art collectors in the world. They started collection in the 1980s. In 1997 they founded the New Art trust to support media arts through research and scholarships.


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Collector: Francesca von Habsburg, Vienna, Austria
Doug Aitken, No History, 2005, Automated mirror sculpture

Francesca von Habsburg presents her collection in the TBA21 exhibition space in Vienna. Her collection includes important works by Olafur Eliasson as well as installations by Christoph Schlingensief.
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Collector: Haro Cumbusyan and Bilge Ogut-Cumbusyan, London, United Kingdom
Angelo Plessas,, 2006, Website

Haro and Bilge Cumbusyan openend the Collectorspace in Istanbul in 2011 to present private collections to the public. Their collection is dedicated to „the moving image” and was also featured in the programm of the Armory Show 2011.




Collector: Ruth and Bill True, Seattle, United States
Stephen Dean, Volta, 2002, Video

Ruth and Bill True make their collection available to the public since 2004. One piece from every exhibition is donated to the Henry Art Gallery. In an interview the Trues stated that they collect works that make people feel “uncomfortable”.


© Collection of Ivo Wessel


Collector: Ivo Wessel, United States
Im Abri, Marc Aschenbrenner, 2008, Video

Berlin-based Ivo Wessel collects since the mid 1990s and his collection includes installations, conceptual art, video works and concrete painting. He created software on his own to present video works on a touchscreen in his apartment.


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Collector: Ingvild Goetz, Munich, Germany
Anthony McCall, You and I, Horizontal, 2005, 1-channel video installation

With over 500 video and film works Goetz owns one of the largest video collections in the world. Since 2011 two exhibitions with media works will be presented each year at the Haus der Kunst Munich. Additionally, Goetz presents her collection in the museum Sammlung Goetz.


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Collector: Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaitre, London, United Kingdom
Mark Wallinger. Prometheus, 1999, Video Projection

Started with collecting modern engravings the Lemaitres today focus on collecting media and video art by artists like Tacita Dean or Isaac Julien and also emerging Belgian artists.


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Collector: Lekha and Anupam Poddar, New Delhi, India
Nalini Malani, Remembering Toba Tek Singh, 1998, Installation

The Poddars’ collection focuses on contemporary Indian art ranging from video art by renowned contemporary Indian artists like Tejal Shah, or Shilpa Gupta to traditional painting and installation.


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Collector: Penny Clive, Hobart, Australia
Johnny Abegg, Virtuosi Detached – A Performative Arc, 2013, Film

Australian collector Penny Clive opened her exhibition space, Detached, inside the shell of a heritage listed church in Hobart. Next to featuring new-media exhibitions, Detached offers a artist in residence program to support emerging artists.