2007 Anthony d'Offay Collection

Anthony d’Offay opened his gallery in London in 1969 with his wife Anne Seymour, an art curator, and Marie-Louise Laband, Director of the gallery. Together they inaugurated a programme of international contemporary art, starting with a seminal exhibition by Joseph Beuys in August 1980. The art dealer’s collection, gathered over 28 years, focuses on the artists he encouraged and brought to the attention of UK audiences, often for the first time. The collection, known as ARTIST ROOMS, were acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate for £26.5 million.