Based in Los Angeles, Dane has been a professional in the arts for nearly two decades with a focus on Contemporary Art. As a Senior Director with Gurr Johns Art Advisory, Dane helps clients find the most effective ways to acquire and divest both singular works of art and entire collections. Pivoting from his curatorial background and his market knowledge, Dane works with collectors to build significant collections from globally recognized art practices. Working closely with collectors and their unique vision, he focuses on quality, value, condition and developing curatorial threads with the goal of adding and enhancing the collection as a whole. He travels and bids in the major Evening and Day sales in New York and London and attends many of the world’s most important fairs in the US, Europe and Latin America.
Dane’s advisory practice draws from his diverse experience in the art world. He was previously a Director and Auctioneer with Bonhams in Los Angeles, consigning works for sales in Los Angeles, New York, London and Hong Kong. As a curator, he produced exhibitions for the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Oakland Museum of California among others. He was Gallery Director for Moss, the contemporary design gallery founded by Murray Moss in New York, and later the Director of the Earl McGrath Gallery in Los Angeles. He has a Masters Degree in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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