Tag: Arts patrons

The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

Urban space and the arts patrons: Prada, Broad, Hirst and Zhukova

Big gestures from powerful patrons shaping cities and tastes

2015 was a year of big gestures in the the global game of arts patronage. On an ever grander scale the urban space was shaped by private commissions from leading architects: in May Fondazione Prada, designed by Rem Koolhaas, opened in Milan; in June Garage Museum, also by Koolhaas, relaunched by Russian entrepreneur Dasha Zhukova in Moscow. Then the Broad in Downtown LA opened in September and Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery in London in October. Read more