Based on the partnership between BMW and our content platform Independent Collectors, we developed a global guide to private collections of contemporary art. To date, neither the Internet nor any book offers a comparable assembly of international private collections, including several that opened their doors to the public for the first time.

Working closely with a global network of art collectors our editorial team develops a new edition of the art guide each year. With every update, our ever expanding search for contemporary art in hidden places leads the way to new private collections in which art can be experienced in unique environments, from pulsating urban centers to tranquil provinces.

Since the launch of its first edition in 2012 the publication has become a standard reference on collecting. Portraits, written by our team of international authors and art journalists, take the reader on a tour of 256 collections in 43 countries and 180 cities – making privately owned art globally accessible. Currently on its fifth edition this long-term cooperation with BMW stands for a new era of cultural-entrepreneurial partnerships.

Featured collections include:

Museum of Old and New Art | Lyon Housemuseum | Samdani Art Foundation | Charles Riva Collection | Verbeke Foundation | Rennie Collection at Wing Sang | Sifang Art Museum | RKF Collection | Venet Foundation | Château La Coste | Le Silo | Sammlung Boros | The Feuerle Collection | Kienzle Art Foundation | König Family Collection | Sammlung Gnyp Springmeier | Sammlung Philara | Julia Stoschek Collection | G2 Kunsthalle | Sammlung Goetz | The Walther Collection | Sammlung FER Collection | Jupiter Artland | Cranford Collection | Zabludowicz Collection | Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art | Igal Ahouvi Art Collection | Givon Art Forum | Collezione La Gaia | Collezione Maramotti | Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo | Takahashi Collection | Sammlung Majerus | KRC Collection | Kistefos Museet | Fundação Leal Rios | The Ovidiu Șandor Collection | Fundació Suñol | Wanås Foundation | Jean-Paul Najar Foundation | Barjeel Art Foundation | The Dikeou Collection | De la Cruz Collection | Whitespace | among others

The guide published in English and German and available in print and ebook.

Project Directors
Hedwig Solis Weinstein, BMW Group
Karoline Pfeiffer, Independent Connectors

Executive Editor
Sylvia Dominique Volz, Independent Connectors

Graphic Design
Buero Noc