Lawrence Van Hagen is the founder of LVH Art, an independent art advisory service, dealing in post-war, modern and contemporary art, as well as the curator of the renowned ‘What’s Up’ exhibitions.
Operating in partnership with his mother Susanne Van Hagen, Lawrence Van Hagen is committed to assessing each client’s individual needs to build their collection, seeking out the most innovative artworks through extensive research from galleries, institutions, private art foundations, fairs, biennials, artists’ studios and private collections around the world. Lawrence Van Hagen is also an advisor of the International Board at Palais de Tokyo, one of the most important and avant-garde art centres in Europe.
THE WHAT'S UP SHOWS
The What’s Up exhibitions present dynamic surveys of carefully selected fine art pieces, bringing together a spectacular array of emerging, mid-career and blue chip artists. Curated by Lawrence Van Hagen, each What’s Up exhibition is conceived within unusual settings in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul. Coinciding with major art fairs such as Art Basel Hong Kong or Frieze London, the What’s Up exhibitions run for a limited time and include in their programme talks with artists, studio visits and more.
The first What’s Up exhibition took place in London in 2016 and had an 85 per cent sell through rate featuring the work of 50 of some of the most significant contemporary and post-war artists along with rising talents. The concept was based on the question of what’s up on walls today, who are the artists to look out for right now? This idea holds true today, with 9 exhibitions in 5 different countries What’s Up continues to grow. Due to travel restrictions and social distance requirements, the last What’s Up show was held online for the first time in Summer 2020. In order to do so, the LVH Art team designed and rendered five different breathtaking venues to showcase both art and design pieces.
Lawrence Van Hagen · Founder
Maria Ortiz · Executive Assistant and Communications Director
Lea Nedwed · Operations and Registrar