Independent Collectors is the first network designed specifically for collectors of contemporary art. As a collector you can use the platform to create an international network of likeminded collectors, to upload, share and manage your private collection, to exchange insights and discuss current topics, to arrange meetings at events and to benefit from special offers. Being a member of Independent Collectors makes collecting contemporary art easier, more transparent and even more exciting.

How did everything start? The idea came from IC co-founder Christian Schwarm, who has been collecting contemporary art for several years. The creation of the platform was fuelled by his own experiences as in his early collecting years he was in search of likeminded collectors to exchange experiences and insights, but didn’t find a suitable “space” to do so. This led Christian Schwarm to join forces with his two friends Ulrich Grothe and Uwe Thomas to found Independent Collectors. Supported by his friend and mentor Wilhelm Schürmann, they transformed a personal passion into a passionate company.

And until today, the passion for contemporary art remains our underlying motivation. Independent Collectors is designed as a platform for collectors to share their drive for collecting by networking and exchanging experiences. No matter if you are a collector with an established collection or if you have just bought your first works, Independent Collectors is about coming together and getting inspired by the art our members live with. We want to get contemporary art out of the storages to make it accessible for the public for reflection and discussion.


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If you have any questions regarding Independent Collectors, our goals, our motivation or regarding anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to assist.

Katharina Knaus, Independent Collectors GmbH
Zossener Str. 55, D-10961 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 3464 996-31

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