Daniel Rahmati, collector & galerist


Your first souvenir about art?

My mother’s studio when I was 4 years old.

The masterpiece you would like to have in your collection?

Diana the Huntress by Orazio Gentileschi.


Your first acquisition?

A sculpture by Takashi Murakami, I bought it from Phillips Auction House when I was 20, although my taste changed when I started working as a gallerist and the first work I bought then was a work on paper by André Butzer.

Takashi Murakami, Plush Flowerball, 2008

André Butzer, Untitled, 2018

Your last acquisition?

A work on paper by Tunji-Adeniyi Jones and a big oil on canvas painting by Lydia Blakeley, pretty much at the same time, perhaps in the same week.

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Patterns & Rituals XVI, 2019

Lydia Blakeley, The Massacre of the Innocent, 2019