Johann has been doing interviews with people via Insta. My friend Nenad recorded part of it and sent it to me, so here’s that recording.
Johann König is one of the few gallerists who gets it. His program covers artists his own age, and as he’s matured he’s taken substantial risks. The gallery spaces are interesting, his engagement online reflects a generational shift that the big name Baby Boomers just don’t get, and he’s not afraid of granting art fans access by offering limited editions and intelligent merchandise in his gift shop. He has no problem breaking through the manufactured exclusivity that is cultivated so aggressively by the contemporary art world.
Plus I really like him, and consider him a friend at this point. Enjoy: