It was really meaningful to spend a long weekend in Vienna with Karlheinz and Agnes Essl, and re-visit the city where I spent much of my childhood. They have known me since I was born and I went on my very first studio visit with them in 1986. They have been mentors, friends and clients, and have really accompanied my life in the art world at every stage. For this I am grateful and so admire how they have dedicated their life to support art in Austria and around the world! This spring they announced that their collection will be on loan to the Albertina for 25 years. The collection will open at the newly renovated Künstlerhaus in 2019.