Contemplations of a Collector

Irini Pari in Conversation with Dimitris Daskalopoulos


An intimate look into one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary art.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2024.

ISBN: 9782851173317 Category:

Irini Pari


An intimate look into one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary art.

Started in 1994, the D.Daskalopoulos Collection is today an extended yet focused collection of contemporary art by leading international and Greek artists.

Important artists in the Collection include Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Paul Chan, Bruce Conner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Mona Hatoum, Isaac Julien, Jannis Kounellis, Stathis Logothetis, Sarah Lucas, Paul McCarthy, Steve McQueen, Ana Mendieta, Marisa Merz, Annette Messager, Wangechi Mutu, Ernesto Neto, Cornelia Parker, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Doris Salcedo, Kiki Smith, and Paul Thek.

The artworks included in the collection focus on the human body as a source of creativity and the vessel of existential, social, and ideological struggle. The collection features large-scale installations and sculptures, as well as drawing, collage, film, and video.

Through conversations between Irini Pari and Dimitris Daskalopoulos, we discover the driving force, the challenges, and the subjects that moved the collector to assemble this extraordinary collection.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23 x 23 cm
Publisher name Editions Cahiers d'Art
Publication date 11 June 2024
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23 x 23 cm
Weight 300 g


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Dimitris Daskalopoulos (born 1957 in Athens, Greece) is an entrepreneur and a collector of contemporary art. He is also a Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, an active member of the Tate International Council, the Leadership Council of the New Museum, and a founding partner of the Whitechapel's Future Fund.

Irini Pari is a passionate advocate of the European Union ideal, entrepreneurship and an expert in consensus building. She has dedicated her professional life to promoting those objectives in different high level positions in the European Union, amongst which as an elected vice president of the EESC, an important institutional consultative body, as Permanent Delegate of SEV and BUSINESSEUROPE, the leading business organisations in Greece and Europe and as a member of the European Social Dialogue. She studied Political Sciences and holds a Masters in European Affairs. She speaks six languages. She loves art, reading and travelling. Born in Kinshasa, she has two children and is married to Dimitris Daskalopoulos.