Head of the Zabludowicz Collection
How did you first get into collecting art?
‘When I started, I was just collecting for my walls, but my husband and I got really passionate and wanted to support younger artists. There came a point where the collection went beyond the walls of my home. And then there came storage…’
What is your favourite item in the collection?
‘My personal favourites are my Anj Smith paintings, which are very small and delicate, almost like jewellery and like mini, mini sculptures. They’re just beautiful!’
Is there anything you regret buying or investing in?
‘I regret Damien Hirst. The Damien Hirsts from 1992 I regret.’
Have you ever had any major breakages or other catastrophes?
‘When we did one of our first shows we had these amazing works from China. They were beautiful ceramics that looked like Coca-Cola cans. The cleaner came along one night and just threw them in the bin!’
Do you think you will ever get to the point of saying ‘I’ve now bought enough’ or, ‘I’m bored, let’s invest in something else’?
‘I think it’s already getting to the point where I have to collect less. We have a lot of unnecessary storage. But, despite that, I want to continue working with the artists I already do. I’m particularly interested in digital artists right now.’
If you could wake up each morning and see one artwork on your bedroom wall, what would it be?
‘Erin Shirreff’s “Roden Crater”. It’s a photographic work that’s also an animation, and it’s the most amazing piece I have ever seen in my life – it’s just so wonderful! I would like to wake up every morning and see that.’