Rich Art Collectors
Modern day Medicis or top billionaire art collectors according to the Forbes Business magazine. After first being completely annoyed by all the talking, moving, popping and flashing advertisements on the Forbes website, I came across the list..
of Microsoft is snapping up Cezannes, Manets, Gauguins and impressionists in general.
of SunAmerica is a long time collector of modern and contemporary art.
of the SAC Capital hedge fund collects "trophy" names. He started with Monet and Manet 5 years ago and now goes for Hirst and Pollock.
of Geffen Records collects big name contemporary and moderns, like Jasper Johns and Pollock.
donated $10 million to New York's Metropolitan Museum and got his name on a wing of the Museum. He has the likes of Renoir hanging on his walls.
and his cosmetics empire like cubism and Cezanne.
Samuel Irving Newhouse
of Conde Nast likes Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and other modern/contemporary works.
bought Christie's in 1999 so he probably has a bit of everything in his collection.
is Canada's richest man, which helps when you collect old masters.
and his Las Vegas casinos likes anything expensive, especially the "Boy with a Pipe" painting by Picasso that he recently bought for $US105 million.
The buygazette.com editor probably just missed out on being included in the list (purchased 2 fine art posters recently).