Daniel Buchholz

Cologne, Berlin and now New York-based gallerist making careers

It is perhaps fitting that Daniel Buchholz is the son of an antique book dealer – ‘buch’ means ‘book’ in German. Launching his Upper East Side New York gallery in 2015 with an exhibition about French poet Raymond Roussel, he told Artnet how he was hoping for ‘a very different form of engagement with the subject. The real experts are here.’ With a gallery in Berlin and two in Cologne, where he also looks after his father’s bookshop, his empire has transferred the power of words into art, representing some of today’s hottest artists. These include Lukas Duwenhögger, whose 2016 exhibition in New York’s Artists Space was described by the International New York Times as ‘a full, mesmerizing view of a German artist’, as well as Anne Imhof, who has dominated 2016 with her threeact ‘exhibition-as-opera’ Angst (starting at the Kunsthalle Basel, moving on to Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof and presenting its final act at La Biennale de Montréal).