John has been working in the music industry for over 25 years. Starting off in college as Marquette University’s concert booker and as a marketing rep for Capitol Records, John then landed in the agent training program at Triad Artists, prior to its acquisition by the William Morris Agency. He then went on to become a music manager, as well as one of the original organizers of the Lollapalooza Festival. For the next 12 years, John was Vice President of A&R for Atlantic Records and then 7 years ago he co-founded Chop Shop Records with acclaimed music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. Initially, the label was a partnership with Atlantic Records and it recently moved over to the Universal Music Group. Most notably, the label released all of the soundtracks to the Twilight films and it continues to sign and develop individual acts.
John is a member of the Hammer Museum’s Board of Overseers and began collecting art in the mid-nineties. His initial focus was on Los Angeles-based artists that were affiliated with the local art schools. That focus then shifted towards institutional and curatorial support, including 5 years on the REDCAT Council. He and his wife Stacy have actively supported many of the Hammer Projects as well as exhibitions at LACMA, MOCA, MCA Chicago, MCA Santa Barbara, MOMA, SFMOMA and Whitney Museum.
Alex is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She is represented by Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. Alex began playing tennis at age 6 and has been a fan of the game ever since.
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