Christopher W. Mount talks about his new gallery and what collectors need to know now.
by Maile Pingel and Jessica Sample
There are many paths one can take in the field of architecture and design; those who are lucky explore more than one. For Christopher W. Mount, who launched his eponymous gallery in both Los Angeles and New York last May, it’s been a particularly fascinating 30-year journey. He’s been Associate Curator for the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Editor-in-Chief of I.D. Magazine; Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Parsons The New School for Design in New York; Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art; and he’s currently a guest curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Rounding out those prestigious posts are teaching positions with colleges including CalArts, Otis, the Cooper-Hewitt, and Bard, as well as contributions to publications both scholarly and glossy. Suffice it to say, Mount, who with his wife and son divide their time between LA and Manhattan, isn’t an easy man to catch.