Christian Kaspar Schwarm awarded the ART COLOGNE Prize 2019
With the ART COLOGNE Prize, a personality is being honored this year who has been successful in networking an international community of collectors of contemporary art.
Together with a few partners, Christian Kaspar Schwarm founded the Independent Collectors online platform in 2008 in Berlin. It has continued to develop since then and is available at no charge to all those interested in art. Schwarm represents nearly 7,000 international collectors from more than 100 countries, who, with their passion, are indispensable for a vital art scene.
"The picture of the collector as a competition-oriented and mysterious lone wolf is antiquated," says Schwarm. The initial concept of a protected online community, accessible only for registered collector members, has over time become increasingly open, and is today freely accessible. Schwarm in the meantime sees the future task of his platform in "becoming the extremely lively archive for the diverse activities of the best private art collections of the world."