Lawrence Van Hagen Mr. Porter 2017-01-21
Lawrence Van Hagen

Lawrence Van Hagen

Talks about his luxurious life

January 21, 2017 - Mr. Porter

He has sold works by some of the world’s best-known artists, but Mr Van Hagen now concentrates on bringing the next generation to the fore. “I used to suggest artists and find works of art for my friends,” he says. “So I thought, why don’t I start doing a show that puts together all the artists that I buy?” Last year, he held his breakthrough show in London, What’s Up, a curation of 50 artists’ work ranging from $2,000 to $500,000. The first show was so successful – 85 per cent of the work sold – that he has already done a second one in London and is working on a third that he will take to New York this spring. “The show is called What’s Up because it’s really what’s up on institutions’ walls, what’s up in the world of art today. Who are the artists to buy now, but also who are the ones to invest in for the future?”

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