Private collections are characterised by discontinuity. Tastes change, and major events in the life of the collector lead to new orientations. Even though public collections are shaped by individual actors, their permanence is seldom questioned. Directorial vacancies are quickly filled. But what happens to a private collection? Look at me! is a case study on the ongoing development and generational handover of private collections, based on the example of the Hanten-Schmidt collection. The couple Klaus FK Schmidt and Sasa Hanten-Schmidt — he is a private collector, she has a career in the art world and is a generation younger — have opened up this process to curators, critics, and close associates.
212 pages, 27.5 x 20.5cm, hardcover, Spector Books (Leipzig)