Friday, November 13, 2015

Collecting: Artur Walther 's private collection of African photography

ARTNEWS
By Anne Doran
Artur Walther. ORLA CONOLLY/COURTESY THE WALTHER COLLECTION
NEW YORK---In 2005, when Okwui Enwezor, “....was looking for an outlet to do exhibitions,” [Brian] Wallis recalled recently, “and I asked him if he could do a show of contemporary photography from the whole African continent, and he said, ‘OK—there’s a lot of great stuff.’ Anyway, having traveled around China with Christopher, Artur [Walther] was immediately up for crisscrossing Africa for four weeks with Okwui.” These days Walther is looking awfully prescient. At the moment, four New York museum shows include photographs by artists represented in his collection. [link]