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Adam Lindemann is recognized as a tastemaker in collecting and investing in 20th century art and design. He is the founder of VENUS Over Manhattan, as well as VENUS Over Los Angeles, the influential galleries devoted to exhibitions both historic and contemporary, which have garnered critical acclaim for their unique and iconoclastic programs. Before this, Lindemann was also known for his popular art column in The New York Observer, which provided an insightful and often ironic look into today’s art market. He is the author of two of Taschen’s bestselling art books, Collecting Contemporary (2006), and Collecting Design (2010). Lindemann is perhaps best known, however, for setting records in the contemporary art auctions. He has set all-time records for work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, and Takashi Murakami, and was recently interviewed by Charlie Rose about collecting and investing in the art market, just before Basquiat’s Untitled “Skull” (1982) made a new world record, making him the most expensive American artist at auction. A New York City native, Lindemann was educated at Amherst College in Romance Languages and is a graduate of the Yale Law School. By the age of 40, he had been a Wall Street banker and successful arbitrage trader; built a leading Spanish language radio company; founded a Grammy Award-winning record label; and revived the revered cult design brand Ikepod. Lindemann lives in Manhattan and Montauk.

The World’s Top 100 Art Collectors for 2016
artnet News, June 15, 2016

A Collector’s-Eye View of the Auctions
The New York Times, May 15, 2016

Adam Lindemann on Venus Over Los Angeles
Flash Art, April 27, 2015

Art in Review | ‘Peter Saul: From Pop to Punk,’ a Firebrand Willing to Offend
The New York Times, March 12, 2015

Los Angeles Adds to Growing Art Scene
The New York Times, February 6, 2015

Dealer Adam Lindemann on Picking Winners in a Superheated Art Market
ArtSpace, June 11, 2014

Adam Lindemann in Conversation 
artnet News, May 21, 2014

Adam Lindemann: A rebours
Flash Art, October 2012 

After a Bizarre Journey, a Stolen Dali is Returned 
New York Times, June 29, 2012

Art for Money’s Sake
Manhattan Magazine, April 27, 2012

Art Basel Party Countdown: 10 Events on Friday
Departures Magazine, December 2, 2011

Adam Lindemann on Collecting Design
AnOther Magazine, November 23, 2010

A Collector Bets on the Dark Side
The New York Times, November 19, 2010

Finders Keepers
The Financial Times, How to Spend It, November 12, 2010

Living With African Art
Sotheby’s at Auction, May-June, 2010

Babes in Toyland
Vogue, January 2009

Go Ask Adam
artinfo.com, April 1, 2009

Private Viewings
Gotham, March 2007

Collecting 101
Art & Auction, October 2006

The 7 Lessons in Adam Lindemann’s Collecting Contemporary
artinfo.com, September 5, 2006

The Art of Buying
The Sunday Telegraph, July 9, 2006