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Adam Lindemann

Adam Lindemann

Formal First Name
Adam

Adam Lindemann is an investor, writer, art collector, and art dealer known as the Founder and Principal of Venus Over Manhattan, a curatorial platform that expands upon the conventional gallery format in its exhibition of fine art and design objects. Best known as a tastemaker in collecting and investing in contemporary art and design, Adam’s personal collection has included pieces by blue chip artists including Richard Prince, Maurizio Cattelan, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and Urs Fischer. As an art collector and gallerist, he is known for setting multiple world records both at auction and privately, including career records for Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He broke auction records when he flipped a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that he bought for $4.5m for $57m at Christie’s 2016. In addition, Adam has written extensively on art including two of Taschen’s bestselling art books, Collecting Contemporary (2006), and Collecting Design (2010), as well as the popular art world column for The New York Observer.

Professional Experience


Academic History

VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

  • The gallery seeks to cast a unique and often iconoclastic light on the work of established and overlooked artists.

  • V/M has presented various solo exhibitions and has collaborated with prominent foundations, estates, and galleries.

  • In 2019, V/M began representing a roster of artists and estates including Peter Saul, the estate of Roger Brown, and the estate of Roy de Forest.


EARLY CAREER

  • Previously, Adam served as SVP on the arbitrage desk at Oppenheimer & Co. before starting his own investment firm, Lindemann Capital Partners.

  • He formally served as Vice Chairman of the Board at Southern Union Gas prior to its merger with Energy Transfer Partners.

  • He then launched Mega Communications, a Spanish-language radio broadcasting company which operated 21 stations.


MEDIA & APPEARANCES

  • Adam has been a featured commentator in several documentaries and interviews relating to collecting art.

  • He has been featured in W Magazine, Bloomberg, The New York Times, BBC, Charlie Rose, and Reuters.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


PUBLICATIONS

  • Collecting Contemporary (2006)

  • Collecting Design (2010)