About Skull + Monarch
A Modern Way to Collect Contemporary Art.
John Atanasio is the Founder, CEO and Chief Curator of Skull + Monarch. John is an Art Industry Executive & Entrepreneur that has managed some of the largest Fine Art Gallery Chains in the United States.
Art Industry Leadership
Awarded Gallery Director of Martín Lawrence Galleries. John had managerial oversight over several of the company’s top galleries with art collection focus being Picasso, Warhol, Chagall, Dali, Miro, Litchenstein, Haring, Basquiat, Hirst & Murakami.
CEO for Peter Lik Galleries – John led a turnaround and rebranding initiative of the gallery chain. John created an adventure reality TV show and did a Co-Production deal with NBC Peacock Productions and sold the show to the Weather Channel. The global exposure of the TV show resulted in record breaking sales & revenues.
John is also a professional Art Auctioneer and has over 100 art auctions to his credit on the auction block.
John was also the CEO & Founder of Art World Television, produced original Art themed television programming and partnered with Comcast to create an on-demand Cable TV channel.
John also pioneered the formation of new Museum concept: The Pop Art Museum, a 501 (c)(3). and served as Chairman.
Kyle Gibson is a hands-on creative veteran and entrepreneur with 15
years experience in the fields of branding, design, marketing, and advertising. His extensive track record includes overseeing the visual branding and opening for more than 28 high-end hospitality venues in major cities across the nation, a skill set essential to Skull + Monarch’s launch and growth strategy.