Dina Nasser-K hadivi, Art Consultant
The proverbial ‘they’ say all good things come in small packages, and in art consultant Dina Nasser-Khadavi’s case, they’re right. The petite art consultant is an art world powerhouse, rising through the ranks at Christie’s, before signing it up as her first corporate client when she launched her own business, DNK Art Consulting in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2008. She now has an office in Dubai, too, but also divides her time between London, New York and Paris.
Do you notice a geographical difference in the art people appreciate? Yes, definitely. People will be drawn to art because it reminds them of something familiar, or because conversely it’s completely different to what they’re used to. What’s the most impressive artwork you’ve ever seen and why? The Clock by Christian Marclay – it’s a 24-hour video montage of thousands of film and
clips of clocks and watches, edited together so they show the actual time. It’s a functioning timepiece.
“People are drawn to art that reminds them of something familiar”
In the fourth floor Powder Room, basins carved from pink Onyx are finished with brass swan faucetsOPPOSITE: Nasser-Khadivi perches on a pink upholstered chair by a mirrored makeup table