Thursday, December 07, 2006


This Maurizio Cattelan sculpture Not Afraid to Love greets you upstairs at the Rubell collection in Miami. We first met Mera and Don at the Melbourne Art Fair and had no idea of what an extraordinary collection they put together. Later, when we visited them in Miami it was at the Rubell collection we saw Gregor Schneider’s work for the first time and had the incredible opportunity to look at installations by Paul McCarthy without barriers or guards. Another great private collection displayed in grown-up conditions is in Los Angeles - the Eli Broad Foundation collection. You have to email ( to make an appointment but that seems to be mainly a formality. We have just arrived at the door and been let in a couple of times. So, if you want to walk under a giant Robert Therrien table or see Koon’s huge Balloon Dog, this is the place to do it.