Guess Jeans boss to open Los Angeles art space
Maurice Marciano is looking for a space to house exhibitions, a library and a studio for an artist-in-residence
By Charlotte Burns. News, Issue 239, October 2012
Published online: 03 October 2012
The co-founder of Guess Jeans, Maurice Marciano, is planning to open a contemporary art foundation in Los Angeles. Marciano is said to be working with the art adviser Kimberly Chang on plans for a 50,000 sq. ft centre, which will house exhibition spaces, a library and a studio for an artist in residence.
A site has yet to be confirmed, although Marciano is believed to be concentrating on downtown Los Angeles, close to the Walt Disney Concert Hall and to Eli Broad’s planned museum, which is due to open in 2014.
While Marciano has been collecting art for decades, he “has been buying very avidly for the past few years”, one source says. His substantial collection is said to contain works by the current art-market favourites Mark Grotjahn and Sterling Ruby.
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