Collectors

Are charity art auctions, not donations, the new model for offsetting taxes?

Paul Allen’s estate has pledged proceeds of its $1.6bn Christie’s sale to unnamed philanthropic causes, while FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried vaguely promised to give away his fortune

Collectorsinterview

'I have a painting of two pig butts—portraying love—hanging in my kitchen': collector Ashley Abess on what she buys and why

The Miami native got the collecting bug young, buying a series of portraits—which still hang in her home—when she was in college

Collectorsinterview

From a Keith Haring painting to a mummified Barbie: what collector Mario Cader-Frech buys and why

The adviser to the Untitled Art fair, and champion of contemporary artists from his native El Salvador, has only ever sold two works

New book on Martine de Béhague shines light on a great collector who turned to art as solace for personal loss

The first scholarly study of a true dilettante of Old Masters, antiquities and new works, reveals an indomitable, questing soul

Who is the richest person at Art Basel Miami Beach? ATM reveals users' bank balances

Cheeky installation by art collective MSCHF, on show with Perrotin Gallery, will publicly display a leaderboard of customer’s funds

Collectorsinterview

'I've missed out on works simply by answering an email a little too late': collector Beth Rudin DeWoody on the art she regrets not buying

Art patron owns the West Palm Beach exhibition space The Bunker, which displays works from her 10,000-strong collection

Evelyn de Rothschild—banker, collector, art patron and philanthropist—has died, aged 91

He inherited his family's Ascott House collection of English furniture, Chinese porcelain, British paintings and Old Masters, and built a new collection of Modern and contemporary works with his third wife, Lynn Forester

Art marketanalysis

Why the global explosion of billionaires will keep auction houses afloat—for now

Record-breaking sales from the collections of Microsoft founder Paul G. Allen and the acrimoniously divorced Macklowes herald the start of a 20-year bonanza for auction houses

Cache of leaked documents reveal Sotheby's owner Patrick Drahi’s $750m art collection—and his tax affairs

Billionaire businessman has amassed a treasure trove of more than 200 prime works of art, many bought through his auction house

Art marketfeature

Russian oligarch and art collector creates Bond-style lair on Greek island

Dmitry Rybolovlev’s private island is being transformed into a resort patrolled by snipers—but will it be an "art island"?

Van Gogh goes to Hollywood: the celebrities who have owned Vincent's work

Californian collectors had the taste and cash to buy some of his finest paintings, with stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Edward Robinson and Barbra Streisand

a blog by Martin Bailey

London preview opens Windows onto Microsoft mogul’s soon-to-be auctioned art collection

Works from tech giant co-founder Paul Allen's estate go on sale at Christie's New York next month

Regent’s Jurassic Park: dinosaurs go on sale at Frieze Masters, but it is a highly complex—and laborious—market

David Aaron gallery’s £1m sale of a 154 million-year-old Camptosaurus skeleton highlights collectors’ growing interest in fossils

Art marketfeature

Paris vs London: which capital will win the hearts of art collectors?

London’s struggles with the reality of leaving the European Union coupled with a government unsympathetic to the arts means the French capital is gaining the edge over its rival

Collectorsinterview

'Male guests apparently find it rather disturbing': collector Catherine Petitgas reveals the startling artwork in her bathroom

The art historian describes her passion for Surrealism and why "less is more" is her collecting mantra

VIPeeved: collectors complain about huge Frieze queue and fair full of 'time wasters'

Delays in entry and an 'insane crowd of socialites' leave a bad taste for some, while others chose to leave rather than wait

The price of performance art: galleries face challenges in protecting their artists' legacies

As the discipline's artists age and die, and the art world they occupy professionalises and expands, the question of their legacy grows

Collectorsinterview

Collector Aarti Lohia on her mission to digitise South Asian art archives

The head of the SP Lohia Foundation has begun a major new partnership with the National Gallery, London

Collectorsinterview

'If you love it, don’t give a fuck what anyone else thinks': restauranteur Jeremy King on what he collects and why

Lucian Freud's favoured dining partner says he still regrets letting a Hirst spot painting slip away

Art marketanalysis

For US collectors buying in London, the dollar’s strength may be their only advantage

While the relative weakness of the pound this season has given Americans at Frieze more buying power, many other factors may prevent them from making major purchases

Collectorsinterview

'You snooze, you lose!' Collector Bimpe Nkontchou on the artwork that got away

The head of W8 Advisory and a key networker in the African art scene talks about her enduring love for a Ben Enwonwu work and her dream dinner party guests

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