Focusing on European art since the early 1980s, Cranford Collection is based in London and is shown exclusively in a private house in Regent’s Park. The hang, which changes every 18 months, is the opportunity to reflect on both the coherence of the collection and its evolution. Since 2005, the installations have been documented through a series of catalogues, embodying a portrait of one of the most important private collections of contemporary art in Europe today.
The Cranford Collection publications present beautiful images that document the possible dialogues between art and daily life, and help monitor the aesthetic changes that drive the collection but also, more broadly, reflect the specific taste of a place and a time. Throughout the pages, you will find major works by Sigmar Polke, Louise Bourgeois, Christopher Wool, Rosemarie Trockel, Martin Kippenberger, Bridget Riley, Jutta Koether, Kelley Walker and Matias Faldbakken. The texts and interviews help to understand the dynamics underlying the choices made by the collection.
All catalogues are available online:
Catalogue 04 & 05 with artist Marie Angeletti
Out of the House at Sala de Arte, Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid
Absobloodylutely! with Christie’s, London
Catalogue 06 with artist Sophie von Hellermann