Photo Opportunity; Art's Tastemakers Are Turning to Photography to Give Their Collections Focus. Daisy Bridgewater Talks to Three Ladies Who Find Prints Charming
Byline: DAISY BRIDGEWATER
MOLLIE DENT-BROCKLEHURST Director of the Gagosian Gallery, Heddon Street, W1 Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, 37, is the sister of Henry who's married to model Lili Maltese.
She lives in a Georgian house in Mayfair with her filmmaker husband Duncan Ward and their children, Lucien, three, and Violet, nine months.
An outsider would consider Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst a pretty serious collector of photography - her Mayfair home contains a number of very important pieces. 'I think of myself as more of an enthusiast,' she insists.
'I am a contemporary art collector; photography is simply an incidental medium.' Mollie started collecting photography in her twenties because she loved the medium. 'But also because it is cheaper; I always wanted to collect, and photography is very accessible for the young collector.' After graduating from Brown University in America, Mollie moved to Manhattan to work for Sotheby's in the contemporary art department. She started working for America's most influential art dealer, Larry Gagosian, in 1997. She moved back to London from New York five years ago to open a small office for Gagosian. It has since become the city's largest privately owned gallery, showcasing contemporary art in all its guises, including photography.
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Publication information: Article title: Photo Opportunity; Art's Tastemakers Are Turning to Photography to Give Their Collections Focus. Daisy Bridgewater Talks to Three Ladies Who Find Prints Charming. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: May 27, 2005. Page number: 42. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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