Mark is an American-born dual citizen living in Germany on and off since 1962. He is working as an independent art dealer specializing in contemporary fine art photography and contemporary art. He is also the Publisher and Editor in chief of Artology magazine, which covers contemporary art and luxury travel including hotels & destinations around the world. Mark is also a collector of photography, specializing in Rock&Roll images, portraiture and landscape subjects.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
A photograph of David La Chapelle because he has an endless imagination for setting up the backdraws for portraits of people he is photographing.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
My mother inspires me for music and her love of art introduced me to famous painters when I was 7 and never stopped thereafter. My father equally inspired me for being an avid hobby-photographer that was friends with some of the greats such as David-Douglas Duncan and Margret Bourke-White.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
See as many interesting museums, unique hotels and meet as many creative people as possible and make ARTOLOGY, my magazine, a successful business.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
New York for always re-inventing its cutting edge art-scene.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
My magazine Artology will be premiering its 6th issue on August 20th. You can stay up to date by browsing www.artology-mag.com or by following ARTOLOGY on Facebook, where we upload brand new weekly content.
More exciting things are happening with my art management firm, which is currently preparing an exhibition with German Artists Andre de Plessel in Munich in the beginning of October and also an exhibition with American artist Robert Hermann at the American House Culture center in Munich.