Gauguin was a stockbroker and successful businessman in Paris before he started painting all those stunning masterpieces while Philipp Rudolf Humm began creating images at a young age until a career in business took him away from his own practice and became CEO of Vodafone and Amazon. On returning to his first passion, he creates large-format narrative paintings and sculpture work with the cynical eye of one used to deploying the iconography of commercial imagery. Let’s see why this CEO wanted to host a party for Warhol, Hirst and Koons together.
My signature outfit… beret and all in blue
The best style advice I was ever given… Not to worry. After having lived in the US –East coast, anything goes.
I would never wear… white socks
Number of unanswered mails in your account today… Only 41
My favourite travel device is… my Samsung S8
On a plane I normally spend my time… sketching and watching movies
Top 3 songs on my headphone… I only think in playlists: Weekly Discovery, Jacques Brel and Rammsteim
In the gym I… work out every week
What’s on for dinner… no carbs and sugar after Xmas
he started painting all those stunning masterpieces while Philipp Rudolf Humm began creating images at a young age until a career in business took him away from his own practice and became CEO of Vodafone and Amazon.
My necessary extravagance is… racing my Morgan through London
If I could host a party for anyone it would be… Hirst, Koons and Warhol. I would love to have a debate on art with the three present… might be difficult to realise.
In the art world currently I find most exciting that… figurative painting has a comeback
My daily art read is… Artnet
In my bedroom I have an artwork by… Humm next to a August Macke… great inspiration
The most arty city is… London by far!
My favourite art-world ladies are… Paula Rego