Pulled From Print Young Collectors 2024 Art

Daniel English Was Intimidated by Collecting Art. Now, He's Working to Make the Process More Accessible

Daniel English sitting with Hayley Tompkins’s The Fact of the Dream, 2024, and John Giorno's DIAL-A-POEM, 1968-2012. Stool by Seungjin Yang.

Daniel English loves John Giorno. Not only does the 43-year-old collector make nightly calls to his very own Dial-A-Poem, which rests atop a Jerome Byron plinth, he also has a Giorno idiom tattooed on his left inner bicep (“Space Forgets You”). “I don’t know what he meant by it, but to me the idea is empowering. You can leave a space and it forgets you, so you don’t have to take it too seriously,” English says. “But also—if you don’t do something to make an impact, space will forget you.” 

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