Michael Ovitz is allowing private tours of his renowned art collection located in his home. The tours will be facilitated by the Santa Monica Museum of Art, as recently reported in this Hollywood Reporter article:
"The Santa Monica Museum of Art is offering a tour of the Ovitz Family Collection at the CAA founder's Michael Maltzan-designed, 28,000 square-foot home that consists of three interconnected boxes wrapped in a perforated-steel skin."
While many of the works in the Michael Ovitz collection are often made available to museums around the country for public viewing, due to its location viewing is not open to the general public.
Michael Ovitz is one of the world's top art collectors; his collection is extensive and features numerous notable pieces, particularly from the modern period of abstract expressionism and including some of the world's most remarkable works of pop art.
"The collection he’s put together during the past 30 years includes pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and one of Jasper Johns’ early "Flag" paintings."
There will be other upcoming opportunities to view the Ovitz collection. Select pieces from the Michael Ovitz art collection are rumored likely to be hung in the six-to-eight seat, prix-fixe-only private dining room of Top Chef season 6 winner Michael Voltaggio's new restaurant, ink., located on 8360 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles and opening soon. Stay tuned for details.
Read the full Hollywood Reporter article here.