Egidio Marzona is a German-Italian collector. His attitude as a collector is strongly influenced by the concept of art of the 1960s, especially conceptual art. His attention is not only focused on the artwork, he is also interested in the artistic process as well as in the artist's environment - including the materials generated. He made his first acquisitions in 1968 with works by Arte Povera and artists such as Robert Ryman, Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Beuys. In 1972 Marzona opened his own gallery in Bielefeld, which he soon closed down to found his own publishing house Edition Marzona. When his publishing activities came to an end, Marzona began to organize his collection, to supplement it with his own research and targeted acquisitions, and to document it systematically. In 2002 and again in 2014 he decided to donate parts of his art collection and additional documents from his archive to the National Museums in Berlin (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz). In the summer of 2016, the collector announced that he would donate his extensive archive to the Dresden State Art Collections. The donation contract was signed on 6 December 2016.
As of May 2019
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