Arthur Duncan has been working with global collectors of art, design and fine living artists since 1989. He helps collectors by taking them places and transforming how they see things, so when they go home they are newly passionate. He also helps them build collections of art, furniture, wines, homes, cars and experiences, focusing on authentic experiences whether in Beijing or Sydney, Los Angeles or Berlin… globally. It is always done through the eyes of discerning and demanding cultural patronage – his ‘currency’ is the vast global network he’s have built and who he respects. His network comprises taste-makers, power brokers and aesthetic visionaries. Duncan works with institutions as well as individuals and always attempts to present the edited and composed experience of places and people.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
I would feature in FOREVER BICYCLES by Ai Weiwei, it is a poetic piece as well as being politically charged.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
I'm inspired by Arik Levy because he fluidly and simultaneously works across mediums and platforms. - See more at: http://leadingculturedestinations.com/magazine/ambassador-qanda/arthur-duncan/#sthash.rFhAuyYd.dpuf
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
I aspire to create a strong platform for the next generation of collectors and challenge them to actively support institutions and build collections. I still need to explore the Mekong River basin.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
Beijing is my favourite city. There are so many levels to explore and there are always challenges.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
At the moment I'm developing a special trip to the new Chipperfield designed Fundación / Colección Jumex in Mexico City.