You Should Know: Christopher Heijnen

by Christie Grimm · March 18, 2016

Californian Art Dealer Christopher Heijnen recently opened the Los Angeles branch of the New York based Franklin Parrasch Gallery. After a year of hunting for the perfect location, Heijnen landed on an old dinette in Boyle Heights. A great, dynamic space with room enough for a sculpture garden. Definitely worth a visit!

Name: Christopher Heijnen
Occupation: Partner at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery
Place of birth: Sacremento, CA
Instagram / Twitter: @Christopher_Heijnen
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

What do you actually do all day? Run my gallery which just launched in January. 

Favorite song growing up? Everyone Knows This is Nowhere.

My biggest secret is… Late night dance parties with my 3 month old daughter

Why do you live in Los Angeles? The creative energy, diversity and sunshine

My motto is… Crash the car

My alter ego is… Horticulturalist

The last drink I had was… Red wine

My secret crush is… Kristen Wiig

What was your first job? Disassembling automotive engines for a machine shop.

If you had one day left to live in LA, what would you do? Head to Leo Carrillo

Coming from? Going to? My gallery / A studio visit

What is your favorite work of art? Impossible question

Who should we know? My better half, Pauline Boyd, of Counterpane Studio