Kenny Schacter’s boys aren’t done with their moment in the spotlight. Just after the gallery party that left a Tracey Emin scuplture shattered, the National runs a profile of the Schacter family seat in London that’s heavy on the testosterone. After all, aside from Schacter’s wife Ilona Rich, there are five men in the house:
There is no style to speak of in their large West London home. It is more like an amalgamation of art objects the family loves. “I love change in art and life (except with my wife),” Kenny jokes. In fact, he has recently begun selling Impressionist art in order “to find a way not to have to sell what I love. I feel privileged to be in a position where I am always required to ferret things out and accumulate new knowledge so regularly. Also I am not vested in these works, so not attached”.
A regular columnist for GQ magazine, Kenny, who owns London’s Rove Gallery, is also working on a building project with the Sheikh Zayed Bridge architect Zaha Hadid (due to open in 2013).
Kenny started out buying up young artists and mounting guerrilla shows in empty spaces, working with unrepresented artists and displaying them in unofficial locations. By cutting out the middleman, he established himself as a true art entrepreneur.