Stefan Simcowitz

Stefan Simchowitz is a controversial Los Angeles based art collector, art curator, art advisor and founder of Simco's Club, an art-collecting, selling, and promoting website dedicated to successful, young, and emerging artists around the world. In November 2015, he was ranked #95 in Art Review Magazine's POWER 100, a list of the "most influential people in the contemporary artworld." He was famously dubbed “The Art World’s Patron Satan” by the New York Times back in 2014. Journalist Andrew Goldstein of New York Magazine, Artnet, and Artspace, argues that Simcho is destabilizing outdated art-world archetypes that perpetuate dangerous myths about how art is distributed, displayed, and discussed.

After college, Stefan started a film production company responsible for a number of feature films and shorts, such as Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed drama, Requiem for a Dream. He co-founded the celebrity photo and video service, WireImage, which eventually sold to Getty Images in 2007 for $200 million.

Stefan is a vocal proponent of social media as a legitimate way of discovering, distributing, and popularizing the fine arts, primarily using Facebook and Instagram as platforms for self-promotion, discovering new artists, and endorsing those he already manages. 

3 words to describe Nature?

Electron. Neutron. Proton 

3 things Nature taught you?

We are all one and the same

Nature defines the rules of the game

Understand the end is not different to the beginning and you will be fine 

3 most treasured Nature spots?

The hills of Tuscany

The sea of Liguria

The Blue Mountains 

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Like going for a swim 

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Going for a walk 

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Like wishing I was getting a cold brew coffee and pastry 

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Like an ancient human

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Getting inside

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Getting under the duvet 

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?

Somewhere between the forest and the mountain  

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?


Share with us a childhood nature memory?

The game reserve, safari.