Collectors

Art collectors listen up—here's how you can actually reduce your carbon footprint (while continuing to buy work)

As the art market’s prime players, collectors' choices are of utmost importance in improving our industry

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The young MZ collectors driving Korea's art market boom are only just getting started, finds new government study

The report's author breaks down her findings, from gender splits to price points and why buying art is becoming more desirable among under 40s

Henna Joo. With additional reporting by Lisa Movius

Microsoft mogul Paul Allen’s art collection heads to Christie’s and could be first to hit $1bn

The auction in November includes prized works from Paul Cezanne and Jasper Johns

Brazilian art collector Gilberto Chateaubriand has died, aged 97

Chateaubriand, son of the MASP founder Assis Chateaubriand, held one of the most important collections of Brazilian Modern and contemporary art

‘I find myself attracted to art with a violent component’: art adviser Sibylle Rochat on what she collects and why

Former gallerist says that works that can seem unattractive and complex at first can eventually give the most pleasure

‘The key to successful collecting is studying art history’: philanthropist Marguerite Steed Hoffman on what she collects and why

The art adviser and major donor to the Dallas Museum of Art says she is currently drawn to antiquities—and is too old school for NFTs

Austrian collector Heidi Goëss-Horten has died, aged 81, days after her new museum opens

The Heidi Horten Collection in Vienna includes works by Andy Warhol, Lucio Fontana and Damien Hirst

‘Artists first, trust your team, be open to what you do not know’: art foundation founder Julia Stoschek on what she collects and why

The German collector, who has one of the world's largest collections of video and time-based art, still has a yearning for an Old Master

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'I now seek out thoughtful works that spark happiness': Silver Art Projects' co-founder Cory Silverstein on his favourite art and ultimate acquisition

Silverstein, whose programme offers art residencies in 4 World Trade Center, lends insight into his collecting habits and aspirations

Can collectors use their power for good? We asked five experts from different parts of the art world

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Who is the discerning Midwestern collector in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch?

And the nominees for the real-life patron who inspired “Maw Clampette” are...

Budi Tek, art collector, museum founder and tireless champion of Chinese art, has died aged 65

Tributes pour in for the Indonesian-Chinese businessman who founded the Yuz Museum Shanghai in 2014

Milan’s Museo del Novecento could lose 600 works in legal battle with heir

Mario Bertolini’s vast collection of Modern art, amassed over his lifetime and donated to the museum in 2014, is at the centre of a claim seeking to invalidate the acquisition

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Will new code of conduct make collectors more ethical?

A new code aims to introduce more transparency to the business of buying

Here are some of the Russian art collectors facing Western sanctions

Individuals and companies have been targeted by the UK, US and EU over the invasion of Ukraine

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How canny auction houses and advisory firms are turning a generation of Amazon shoppers into art collectors

The middle market, traditionally the art world’s unloved child, offers treats galore

New book deep dives into the vast collection of W.A. Ismay—the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery

The "professional Yorkshireman" had more than 3,600 pieces including the likes of Lucie Rie and Bernard Leach

In a Los Angeles backyard, a collector's gallery project expands

Collector Danny First is extending his homegrown programme beyond the walls of a replica of the Unabomber's nerve centre

John Sainsbury, former supermarket boss and major patron of British museums, has died aged 94

Benefactors of his gifts include London's National Gallery, Tate Britain, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the British Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Royal Opera House

The socialite collectors, the $700,000 Cecily Brown painting and the first-refusal contract—lawsuit reveals secret machinations of the art world

Chinese collector Michael Xufu Huang was covertly buying works on behalf of the Monaco-based Federico Castro Debernardi for a 10% commission. But then he got stung

Buddhist composer Philip Glass in dialogue with a storied Tibetan art collection

The Smithsonian commissioned the composer to create a performance responding to an exhibition of objects from the illustrious Tibetan Buddhist art collection of Alice Kandell

Disney at the Met—but is it art?

Plus, a new centre to study Matisse at Baltimore Museum of Art and Josef Albers's lithographs at Cristea Roberts in London

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Revealed: Larry Ellison, the world’s seventh richest person, has collected at least four Van Goghs

The Oracle Corporation co-founder owns the painting that hung above J.F. Kennedy’s hotel bed on the morning of his assassination—and the president’s final telephone call was about Van Gogh

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Collector's Eye: Alex Petalas

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Buy one, gift one free: why collectors acquire two works and give one away

Buying a work and donating another to a museum sounds like a win-win—but who really benefits?

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Collector's eye: Batia Ofer

The London-based collector tells us what she has bought and why

Collectors Eye: Christen Sveaas

The Norwegian collector tells us what he has bought and why

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Book extract | What makes buyers want to create private museums for their collections?

In this adapted excerpt from her new book, The Rise and Rise of the Private Art Museum, Georgina Adam examines the motivations of collectors who founded their own art spaces

Collector's eye: Hans Furer

The Basel-based collector tells us what he's bought and why

Can you build a national collection without actually buying any art? The Dubai Collection says you can

The state-backed online "museum" plans a physical exhibition later this year at the Ethihad Museum