About Skull + Monarch

A Modern Way to Collect Contemporary Art.

Management Team

John Atanasio of Skull and Monarch

John Atanasio

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.

Adam Bell of dataTV

Adam Bell

Adam has been designing and developing website projects for over twenty years. He has specialized in developing sites for many brands in the music space dating back to his days living in New Orleans.



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