Collector's Eye

'Regret when collecting stems from missing out on monetary gain': artist Dominic Chambers on the art he buys

The painter, who features in a major Black figurative painting survey at the Kunstmuseum Basel, discusses his growing collection

'Half of my collection is about cats': Sylvie Fleury reveals her love of feline art

The Geneva-based artist known for her pop culture references cannot get enough of glitzy 1970s American cars and 1980s fashion

'Our tip for first-time visitors? Don’t get caught in the currents': Elmgreen & Dragset on surviving Art Basel—literally

The Scandinavian artist duo on a Berlin puddle, a phallic dedication and why missed purchase opportunities should be a reason for joy rather than regret

'The missed opportunities show you how important it is to be brave': Carolin Scharpff-Striebich on trusting your instinct

The German collector on how a sleepless night is a sure sign that an acquisition is imminent, and why she has a soft spot for Pieter Bruegel the Elder

'Almost everyone I talk to has an interesting story and something to teach me': Ryan Zurrer on getting the most out of Art Basel

The venture capitalist, an early champion of digital art through his collective 10F1, admits that his heart belongs to his home city of Zug, Switzerland

'Sometimes missing something creates an opportunity down the road': Pete Scantland on avoiding non-buyer's remorse

The Ohio-based collector and board president at the Columbus Museum of Art talks about finding an unusual spot to place a Carol Bove work and the Louis Fratino that got away

‘I have a John Ahearn female bust in our powder room’: Miyoung Lee on startling her house guests

The vice chair of the Whitney Museum of American Art explains why an early Simone Leigh work would have been a very risky purchase

'It was as if the painting was calling out to me': Kim Manocherian on why collecting means playing the long game

The New York-based collector describes her enduring love affair with Paula Rego’s work and why a Sam Jinks sculpture may not be conducive to a good night’s sleep

'I am looking forward to works that resonate with the concept of blackness': Wu Tiejun on his hopes for Art Basel Hong Kong

The founder of Nanjing’s Deji Art Museum describes his approach to collecting and his love of Taihu stones

'Queer people may soon be forgotten if their estates are not properly cared for': Patrick Sun on his philosophy for collecting

The pioneering patron of LGBTQ+ art in Asia discusses the importance of preserving community legacies and shares his favourite Hong Kong eateries

‘You have to come in knowing your taste and trusting your instinct’: Emilia Yin's survival guide for fairs

The owner of Hollywood’s Make Room gallery describes how her love of Surrealism informs her curatorial work, and offers Los Angeles newbies her top tips

'I held onto a box of Sylvie tiles that composed a psychotic, abstract cat': John Rubeli on his artful bathroom

The music executive and his wife, Stacy, are fixtures of Los Angeles’s art scene, collecting works by emerging artists and serving on boards of museums and non-profits

‘The most unusual place I've installed a piece? Forty feet up in a tree’: John Quinn on his inside-out approach to art

The high-flying lawyer, who lists contemporary art as one of his passions, has opened a Los Angeles outpost of Croatia's Museum of Broken Relationships

Collector Fady Jameel on the transformation of the art scenes in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

The Art Jameel founder tells us how he juggles collecting for himself and for the foundation

'I installed a rotating penny loafer in our master bathroom': Richard Arregui on seizing the moment

The sales and marketing director at Vivant Skin Care seeks out art with a universal language

'We wanted to buy something cool that represented Miami and Wynwood': Jack and Tara Benmeleh on their immersion in their hometown

The native Miamians explain why taking a deep dive into the local art world is the best way to learn how to collect

Emerging art collector Mauro Mattei discusses ‘golden showers’ and eating well at fairs

The party-loving tax adviser and Titian fan, who sponsors an annual prize for emerging artists, dedicates his time at Frieze London to the Focus section

‘I can buy a work by looking at it on my phone‘: Nana Sao on being decisive with his collecting

The South African-born businessman, who helped bring a large-scale sculpture from Lagos to the Nevada desert, is developing a taste for tapestries

‘In some of the bubbles there was a face or the body of a woman trapped inside’: Valeria Napoleone on finding a connection with an artist's practice

The Italian collector, who helps fund the acquisition of women artists’ work by UK museums, likes to take her time when choosing what to buy

‘I’m looking for abstract voices, with a new take on the world’: Liesl Fichardt on her collection and top tips for visiting Frieze

The international lawyer, who is a member of the Contemporary Art Society’s Frieze acquisitions committee, on her love of blue paintings—and Pimlico pastries

'I buy from the heart and using my own eyes': Everette Taylor on trusting his tastes and instincts

The chief executive of Kickstarter has built a formidable collection of works by artists of colour, all the while remaining mindfull of his wall space—"I want to live with my art"

Venture capitalist Tony Lyu on his collection and favourite spots in Seoul

Lyu discusses how a light-filled former apartment informed his early art purchases, and what the legacy of the crypto boom will be for South Korea

'I talk to artists a lot; it’s a great privilege': Shane Akeroyd on how art world friendships shape his collection

The Hong Kong-based FinTech entrepreneur and philanthropist explains why he is drawn to moving-image work and offers advice for the Basel newbie

'I decide to buy a work of art as soon as it aligns with my gut, heart and bank balance': James R. Hedges IV on his strategy for collecting

The leading Warhol photography collector explains why divorce papers stopped him buying a Vija Celmins painting and reveals Basel’s best party location

'We look, learn, and research over months and sometimes years': Mary Rozell on UBS's art collecting strategy

The head of the art collection of Swiss bank describes the joy of floating down the Rhine—and her soft spot for Nefertiti

'Slime Queen' collector Karen Robinovitz on her dream art purchase and the work hanging in her linen closet

Robinovitz's most recent art purchase was Yoora Lee painting from Half Gallery’s booth at Expo Chicago