Contemplations of a Collector: Irini Pari in conversation with D. Daskalopoulos, 2024

The allure of contemporary art through the lens of a major collection.

In a contemplative walk through a 30 year collecting endeavor in the art of our time, collector D.Daskalopoulos and his partner Irini Pari, converse in this book on the main compulsions and preoccupations of collecting and share their fascination of the artist works collected.

This book is a dialogue between two art lovers, a couple, sharing their passion and ideas about the existential mystery of life as depicted in the collection’s artworks. This book is about Love, Life, Art! 

Important artists in the Collection include: Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Paul Chan, Bruce Conner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Mona Hatoum, Isaac Julien, Jannis Kounellis, Stathis Logothetis, Sarah Lucas, Paul McCarthy, Steve McQueen, Ana Mendieta, Marisa Merz, Annette Messager, Wangechi Mutu, Ernesto Neto, Cornelia Parker, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Doris Salcedo, Kiki Smith, and Paul Thek.

Through conversations between Irini Pari and Dimitris Daskalopoulos, we discover the driving force, the challenges, and the subjects that moved the collector to assemble this extraordinary collection.

Dimitris Daskalopoulos
(born 1957 in Athens, Greece) is an entrepreneur and a collector of contemporary art. He is also a Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, an active member of the Tate International Council, the Leadership Council of the New Museum, and a founding partner of the Whitechapel’s Future Fund.

Irini Pari  a passionate of the European Union ideal, an advocate of entrepreneurship and an expert in consensus building she dedicated a 30-year career in Brussels to promoting those objectives in different high level positions in the European Union. She loves art, reading and travelling.

Additional Information

DIMENSIONS20.5 × 28.3 CM
ISBN EN978-2-85117-331-7
Dimensions29 x 2.5 cm
Weight1.5 kg