Contemporary art collector, art writer
Adam Lindemann is an internationally recognized collector, author, columnist, and connoisseur of contemporary art and design. In 2012, he founded Venus Over Manhattan, the influential gallery devoted to exhibitions both historic and contemporary. VENUS has garnered critical acclaim for a unique and iconoclastic program that champions the work of great artists who are underexposed, and provides a fresh perspective on those more recognized. VENUS then opened in the downtown LA art district with an exciting contemporary program.
As a longtime collector and dealer, Lindemann is well known for his unique insights into the art market, and has set records for several artists at auction and through private sales. Lindemann published a popular column on the art world in The New York Observer for several years and has been a contributor to other publications. He is the author of two bestselling books: Collecting Contemporary (2006) and Collecting Design (2010), both published by Taschen. 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.