In 2014 Glenn Fuhrman told the Austin Chronicle that he and his wife are “drawn to works that have a real aesthetic appeal but also some additional layer of meaning…something that allows the work to be more than just a pretty picture.” Certainly this is true of Robert Therrien’s Table and Four Chairs (2003), a ten-foot-tall dining set. The same quirky sense of mystery infuses their entire collection, which includes works by Jim Hodges, Jim Torok, Charles Ray, Juan Muñoz, Maurizio Cattelan, and Katharina Fritsch, among many others. An exhibition of their artwork, curated by Louis Grachos, was shown at the Contemporary Austin in Texas last year. Titled “A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection,” the show was meant to “serve as a metaphor for the passion of collecting and the intimate relationship between the art object and its beholder.” It also appeared at the FLAG Art Foundation, the Fuhrmans’ Chelsea exhibition space, where it opened in February 2015. FLAG has done some quirkier exhibitions, including one curated by star basketball player Shaquille O’Neal.
*Glenn Fuhrman was listed individually on the Top 200 list from 2005 to 2009.
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