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Confessions of an art dealer: Angela Choon

The director of David Zwirner gallery, London

Angela Choon

My biggest mistake... I should have bought one of my favourite On Kawara “date-paintings”. 

The artist I should have signed... Jan van Eyck.

I last cooked for…   my family, but I like it when the artists cook for me. Stan Douglas grills a mean steak, Diana Thater cooks a great spaghetti bolognese and Luc Tuymans makes the best devilled eggs.

I should have been... a producer for all those bad action films based on Marvel comic books. 

Dealers are misunderstood because... it is better for us that way.

Fairs are important... for small talk.

Small talk is... important for art fairs.

My greatest achievement is... when I led the opening of our London gallery and almost all the gallery’s artists attended.

The most underrated art movement is... the school of Christopher Williams.

I wish I had met... Gordon Matta-Clark.

Travel broadens.... your visual memory.

Life’s too short to... stand still. We should always move forwards.

My favourite person in the art world is... anyone who doesn't take themselves too seriously.

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