From the beginning on the founders and supporters of Artforum Culture Foundation started an art collection of international and the most recognized Greek Artists, especially also those, who had to place their career abroad. Italy, Germany, France and USA where a few places where many Greek artists could develop their own style and where they let great contributions to art history. They have left behind a cultural contribution that has not yet been sufficiently appreciated. Not only artists but also art mediators such as Christan Zervos (a.o. for Picasso) and Teriade (a.o. for Miro, Matisse, Chagall) or art consultant Alexander Ioalas (galleries, collector and promotor for Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Roberto Matta, Ed Ruscha, Jean Tinguely, Yves Klein, Jannis Kounellis, Takis, Victor Brauner and Niki de Saint-Phalle a.o).. have also played a decisive role in shaping European and American art history.
Today within our private collection, which is also open for public purporses , are nearly all prominent Greek artists of the late 19th til the end of the 20th century, like: Nikolaos Gyzis, Georgios Iakobides,Nikophoros Lytras, Symeon Sabbides,Georgios Bouzianis, Konstantin Parthenis, Konstaninos Maleas, Odysseas Fokas, Jannis Tsarouchis, Jannis Moralis, Nikos Hadhikyriakos-Ghikas, Spyros Papaloukas, Giorgio de Chirico, Fotis Kontoglou, TheodorosStamos, Alekos Fassianos, Diamantis Diamantopoulos, Nikos Engonopoulos, Giannis Gaitis, Panayiotis Tetsis, Jannis Spyropoulos, Mario Prassinos, Dimitris Mytaras, Kostas Karas, Pavlos, Thodoros, Alexis Akrithakis, Jannis Kounellis, Ioannis Bardis, Angelos, Dimitris Geros and many more with over 500 works.
In the focus of Artforum collection are as well recognized and emerging artists like Marc Tobey, Le Corbusier, Frans Masareel, Pablo Picasso, James Lee Byars, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, A.R. Penck, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Allan Jones, Leon Fontana, Heinz Zolper, Michael Jansen, Joe Brockerhoff, AP Astra, Peter Merten, B Good, Helmut Newton, Mel Ramos, HA Schult, Gerhard Richter, Herman de Vries, Heinz-Günter Mebusch, John B.C. Moore, Vera Isler, George DuBose – and works by artists from many European countries, Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey, UAE, African countries and South- and Middle America.
Our declared conviction is the need of collecting art and networking artists and cultural projects for a better awareness and understanding of social life. To reach this aim Artforum Collection needs further on help by volunteers and donations. Among others Artforum Culture Foundation cooperates with pac, private art collectors, ArtExpert I network and Art Thessaloniki.