Features The 200 Top Collectors

The 2007 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors

Our 2007 list of the world’s top collectors

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Juan Abelló
Madrid
Finance and industry
Spanish Old Masters; modern and contemporary art, especially Spanish

Barbara and Ted Alfond
Weston, Massachusetts; Vail
Fashion (Dexter Shoes)
American art and furniture

Paul Allen
Seattle
Computer software and sports franchises
Impressionism; Old Masters; Pop art; tribal art

Plácido Arango
Madrid and El Escorial, Spain; New York
Retail and restaurants
Old Masters; primitive Spanish painting; modern and contemporary art; Chinese ceramics

Hélène and Bernard Arnault
Paris
Luxury goods (LVMH)
Contemporary art

Hans Rasmus Astrup
Oslo; Perth, Scotland
Shipping
Contemporary art

Monique and Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller
Geneva
International real estate
Tribal art; pre-Columbian art; modern and contemporary art

Cristina and Thomas W. Bechtler
Zurich
Textiles
Contemporary art, especially Minimalism; photography

Leonora and Jimmy Belilty
Caracas; Paris
Industry
Pre-Columbian art; African art; contemporary art; photography

Maria and William Bell Jr.
Los Angeles
Television production
Modern and contemporary art

Debra and Leon Black
New York
Investment banking
Old Masters; Impressionism; modern painting; Chinese sculpture; contemporary art

Neil G. Bluhm
Chicago
Real estate
Contemporary art

Christian Boros
Berlin and Wuppertal, Germany
Communications and new media
Contemporary art, especially German and British

Frances Bowes
San Francisco and Sonoma, California; New York
Investments
Modern and contemporary art

Irma and Norman Braman
Miami; Alpes Maritimes, France
Automobile dealerships
Modern and contemporary art, especially American

Udo Brandhorst
Cologne
Insurance
Contemporary art

Edythe L. and Eli Broad
Los Angeles
Financial services and housing development
Contemporary art

Donald L. Bryant Jr.
Saint Louis; New York
Insurance
Abstract Expressionism, especially de Kooning; contemporary art

Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy
Sharon, Connecticut; Aspen; New York
Inheritance (shopping malls) and Commodities trading
Contemporary art

Frieder Burda
Baden-Baden, Germany
Publishing
Modern and contemporary art, especially German Expressionism

Monique and Max Burger
Zumikon, Switzerland
Retail
Post-1980s art

Mary Griggs Burke
New York
Lumber
Japanese art

Peggy and Ralph Burnet
Wayzata, Minnesota
Real estate
Contemporary British art, especially YBAs

Joop van Caldenborgh
Wassenaar, Netherlands
Chemical industry (Caldic)
Modern and contemporary art, especially Conceptual; photography; sculpture

Mickey Cartin
New York; Delray Beach, Florida
Electrical and lighting products
Early Netherlandish painting; 20th-century painting; young artists

Gilberto Chateaubriand
Rio de Janeiro
Publishing
Modern art; Brazilian art; photography

Ella Fontanals Cisneros
Miami
Investments and Real Estate
Contemporary art, especially Latin American; video art; photography

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros
Caracas; New York
Media, entertainment, and telecommunications
Modern and contemporary Latin American, European, and American art; 17th- to 20th-century Latin American landscapes; Amazonian ethnographic objects

Cherryl and Frank Cohen
Manchester, England
Home-improvement stores
Modern British and contemporary art

Eileen and Michael Cohen
New York
Packaging and paper products
Contemporary art, especially video

Steven Cohen
Greenwich, Connecticut
Hedge fund
Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Eduardo Costantini
Buenos Aires
Asset management and real estate
20th-century Latin American art

Douglas S. Cramer
New York; Roxbury, Connecticut; Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Television production
Contemporary art, especially 1960s and ’80s American

Michael Crichton
Los Angeles
Writing and film and television production
Modern art

Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz
Key Biscayne, Florida
Beverage distribution
Contemporary art, especially Latin American

Dimitri Daskalopoulos
Athens
Dairy products
Modern and contemporary art

Hélène and Michel Alexandre David-Weill
Paris and Cap d’Antibes, France; New York
Banking
17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century French painting

Beth Rudin DeWoody
New York and Southampton, New York; West Palm Beach
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art

Ulla Dreyfus
Binningen and Gstaad, Switzerland
Inheritance (banking)
Asian art; Old Masters; Symbolism; Surrealism; contemporary art

Barney A. Ebsworth
Bellevue, Washington; Honolulu
Travel service
Modern and contemporary American art

Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson
Chicago; Aspen
Manufacturing (plastics)
Contemporary art

Agnes and Karlheinz Essl
Klosterneuburg, Austria
Retail (bauMax)
Modern and contemporary art, especially Austrian painting

Harald Falckenberg
Hamburg
Law practice and oil
Contemporary German and American art

Daniel Filipacchi
Paris; New York
Publishing
Modern art, especially Surrealism

Anne and Jerome Fisher
Miami
Retail (Nine West)
Modern art

Doris and Donald Fisher
San Francisco
Retail (Gap inc.)
Contemporary art, especially German and American

Aaron I. Fleischman
Washington, D.C.
Law practice
Modern and contemporary art

Friedrich Christian Flick
Gstaad, Switzerland; London
Inheritance
Contemporary art

Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Real estate
Minimalism; Abstract Expressionism

Glenn R. Fuhrman
New York
Investments
Contemporary art

Soichiro Fukutake
Okayama, Japan
Publishing
Impressionism; contemporary art

Kathleen and Richard S. Fuld Jr.
Greenwich, Connecticut
Investment banking
Works on paper, especially postwar and contemporary

Antoine de Galbert
Paris
Inheritance (supermarkets)
Primitive art; contemporary art

Danielle and David Ganek
Greenwich, Connecticut
Hedge fund
Contemporary art and photography

Garza Sada family
Monterrey, Mexico
Beer, glass, and bottling
Contemporary art; 20th-century Mexican art

David Geffen
Los Angeles
Film and record production
Modern and contemporary art, especially Abstract Expressionism

Ingvild Goetz
Munich
Inheritance
Contemporary art, especially British and Conceptual

Carol and Arthur Goldberg
New York
Investment banking
Contemporary art

Giuliano Gori
Pistoia, Italy
Textile brokerage
Modern and contemporary art, especially Conceptual; sculpture

Geraldine and Noam Gottesman
London
Hedge fund
Contemporary art

Laurence Graff
London
Jewelry
Contemporary art

Esther Grether
Basel, Switzerland
Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics distribution
Modern and contemporary art

Anne and Kenneth C. Griffin
Chicago
Hedge fund
Impressionism; Post-Impressionism

Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro
New York; Peninsula, Ohio; Kent, Connecticut
Inheritance
Contemporary art; African art; Chinese art

Nathalie and Charles de Gunzburg
New York
Investments
Postwar and contemporary art

Joseph Hackmey
Tel Aviv; London
Insurance
Modern and contemporary art

Christine and Andrew Hall
Westport, Connecticut
Commodities trading
Contemporary art, especially German

Princess Marie and Prince Hans-Adam II
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Inheritance
Old Masters

Elizabeth and Richard Hedreen
Seattle
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art

Ydessa Hendeles
Toronto
Investments
Contemporary art; photography

Annick and Anton Herbert
Ghent, Belgium
Agricultural machinery
Contemporary art, especially Conceptual, Minimalism, and arte povera

Donald Hess
Molinos, Argentina; Bollingen, Switzerland
Wine and mineral-water production (retired)
Contemporary art

Marieluise Hessel
Jackson, Wyoming; New York
Investments
Contemporary art

Ronnie and Samuel Heyman
New York; Palm Beach; Greens Farms, Connecticut
Manufacturing, chemicals, and building materials
Modern and contemporary art, especially Miró, Léger, Gorky, Giacometti, and Dubuffet

Janine and J. Tomilson Hill
New York
Investment banking
Postwar American and European art

Marguerite Hoffman
Dallas
Soft-drink bottling
Postwar American and European art; Chinese monochromes

Erika Hoffmann
Berlin
Fashion
Contemporary art

Cindy and Alan Horn
Los Angeles
Entertainment (warner Bros.)
Western art

Susan and Michael Hort
New York
Printing
Contemporary art

Frank Huang
Taipei
Computer hardware (UMAX)
Chinese porcelain; Impressionist and modern painting

Audrey Irmas
Los Angeles
Inheritance
Contemporary art; photography

Dakis Joannou
Athens
Construction
Contemporary art

Nasser David Khalili
London
Real estate and investments
Islamic art; Swedish textiles; Spanish metalwork

Kim Chang-Il
Cheonan, South Korea
Property development, retail, and transportation
Contemporary art

Jeanne and Michael L. Klein
Houston and Austin; Santa Fe
Oil and gas exploration and production
Postwar and contemporary art

Uli Knecht
Stuttgart, Germany
Fashion design and retail
Contemporary art, especially Pop and German

Robert P. Kogod
Washington, D.C.
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art, especially American

Alicia Koplowitz
Madrid
Real estate and investments
Old Masters; modern art

Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky
New York
Investments and inheritance
Modern and contemporary drawings, especially American

Pamela and Richard Kramlich
San Francisco
Venture capital
Contemporary art, especially video and film

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis
New York; Vail and Meeker, Colorado; Bal Harbour, Florida
Finance and investments
Old Master drawings and painting; Impressionism; 20th-century art; French furniture

Barbara and Jon Landau
New York
Entertainment
Old Master painting and sculpture; 19th-century French painting; American modernism

Emily Fisher Landau
New York; Santa Fe; Palm Beach
Real estate
Contemporary American art

Marc Landeau
Paris
Money management
Contemporary art

Joseph Lau
Hong Kong
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art, especially Warhol

Evelyn and Leonard Lauder
New York; Aspen
Cosmetics (Estée Lauder)
Modern art, especially Cubism

Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
New York and Wainscott, New York; Washington, D.C.; Palm Beach; Paris
Cosmetics (Estée Lauder)
Old Masters; 19th- and 20th-century art, especially Austrian

Barbara Lee
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Investments
Modern and contemporary art by women

Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum
New York and East Hampton, New York; Lincoln, Massachusetts
Investment banking
Modern and contemporary art

Anneliese and Gerhard Lenz
Söll, Austria
Management consulting
Contemporary European art

Elizabeth and Rudolf Leopold
Vienna
Ophthalmology
German and Austrian Expressionism, especially Schiele

Joseph Lewis
Nassau, Bahamas
Real estate and investments
Impressionism; modern art

Adam Lindemann
New York
Radio stations and natural gas
Contemporary art; tribal art

Andrew Lloyd Webber
London and Berkshire, England; New York
Entertainment
18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century British and American painting, especially Pre-Raphaelite; German Expressionism

Margaret and Daniel S. Loeb
New York and East Hampton, New York; Miami
Hedge fund
Postwar and contemporary art

Vicki and Kent Logan
Vail
Investment banking
Contemporary art

Eugenio López Alonso
Mexico City; Los Angeles
Beverages (Jumex)
Contemporary art

Ninah and Michael Lynne
New York
Film production (New Line)
Contemporary art

Linda and Harry Macklowe
New York
Real estate
Contemporary art

Susan and John Magnier
County Tipperary, Ireland; Geneva; Marbella, Spain; Barbados
Horse breeding and investments
18th-century British painting; 20th-century Irish art; equestrian art; modern art

Sherry and Joel Mallin
New York and Pound Ridge, New York
Investments
Modern and contemporary art, especially sculpture

Jane and Richard Manoogian
Grosse Pointe Farms and Mackinac Island, Michigan
Home-improvement products
19th- and early-20th-century American art

Martin Z. Margulies
Key Biscayne, Florida
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art; photography

Anne and John Marion
Fort Worth; Santa Fe; Palm Springs; White Sulphur Springs, Montana
Inheritance
17th- and 18th-century European art; modern and contemporary art

Donald B. Marron
New York
Investment banking
Modern and contemporary art

Dinos Martinos
Piraeus, Greece
Shipping
Antiquities; modern and contemporary art; icons

Frances G. and James W. McGlothlin
Austin; Naples, Florida; Bristol, Virginia
Financial services, oil and gas, industrial-supply distribution, and golf courses
American Impressionism

Henry S. McNeil
Philadelphia
Investments
Contemporary art, especially Minimalism

Gabi and Werner Merzbacher
Zurich
Fur trading and finance
20th-century art, especially Fauvism and German Expressionism

Julie and Edward J. Minskoff
New York
Real estate
Postwar, Pop, and contemporary European art

Peter Moores
London and Wigan, England
Soccer pools and mail-order business
15th- to 20th-century European art; archaic Chinese bronzes; contemporary British art

Victoria and Samuel I. Newhouse Jr.
New York
Publishing
Modern and contemporary art

Philip S. Niarchos
Paris; London; Saint Moritz
Shipping and finance
Old Masters; Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Peter Norton
Santa Monica; New York
Computer software
Contemporary art

Maja Oeri and Hans U. Bodenmann
Basel
Inheritance (pharmaceuticals)
Contemporary art

Sammy Ofer
London; Monte Carlo; Tel Aviv; New York
Shipping and real estate
Impressionism; modern art

Thomas Olbricht
Essen, Germany
Inheritance (beauty products) and medical Practice
Modern and contemporary art

George Ortiz
Vandoeuvres, Switzerland; Paris
Investments
Antiquities; tribal art; 15th-century Italian art; 18th-century European art

Judy and Michael Ovitz
Los Angeles
Entertainment
Contemporary art; Ming furniture; modern painting; African art

Countess and Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo
Milan; Massagno, Switzerland
Real estate and manufacturing (distilled alcohol)
Contemporary art, especially from the 1960s and ’70s

Mary and John Pappajohn
Des Moines, Iowa; New York
Venture capital
Modern and contemporary art

Bernardo Paz and Adriana Varejão
Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mining
Contemporary art, especially Brazilian

Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Heating Equipment
Postwar and contemporary art

François Pinault
Paris
Luxury goods and auctions
(PPR, Christie’s)
Contemporary art

Ron Pizzuti
Columbus, Ohio; Windermere, Florida
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art

Elizabeth and Harvey Plotnick
Chicago
Publishing and investments
Old Master prints; Islamic ceramics; rare books

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli
Milan
Fashion
Contemporary art

Véronique and Louis-Antoine Prat
Paris
Inheritance (manufacturing)
17th- and 18th-century French drawings

Lisa S. and John A. Pritzker
San Francisco
Hotels and investments
Photography

Emily Pulitzer
Saint Louis
Inheritance (media)
Cubism; Post-Impressionism; Abstract Expressionism

Cindy and Howard Rachofsky
Dallas
Investments
Contemporary art

Mitchell Rales
Potomac, Maryland; New York
Tool industry
Modern and contemporary art

Steven Rales
Washington, D.C.
Tool industry
Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Turin
Industrial manufacturing
Contemporary art

Louise and Leonard Riggio
New York and Bridgehampton, New York
Retail (Barnes & Noble)
Contemporary art

Ellen and Michael Ringier
Zurich
Publishing
Contemporary art; Russian avant-garde

Sharon and Jay Rockefeller
Charleston, West Virginia; Washington, D.C.
Inheritance
19th-century American art, especially Impressionism

Inge Rodenstock
Grünewald, Germany
Inheritance
Contemporary German, American, and British art

Deedie and Rusty Rose
Dallas
Private investment firm
Modern and contemporary art, especially sculpture

Aby J. Rosen
New York and Southampton, New York
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art; contemporary photography

Elie de Rothschild
Paris; London
Banking
Old Masters; Impressionism; modern art

Eric de Rothschild
Paris and Pauillac, France
Banking
Old Masters; modern and contemporary art

Mera and Donald Rubell
Miami Beach; New York
Medical practice (retired) and real estate
Contemporary art

Betty and Isaac Rudman
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; North Miami Beach
Imports and manufacturing (electrical products)
Latin American art; rare coins

Charles Saatchi
London
Advertising
Contemporary art, especially British

Sakip Sabanci
Istanbul
Industrial development
Ottoman calligraphy; Turkish art; modern art

Kathy and Keith Sachs
Rydal, Pennsylvania
Manufacturing (glass bottles)
Contemporary art

Lily Safra
London
Inheritance
19th- and 20th-century art

Sainsbury family
London
Supermarkets
Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Ida and Piet Sanders
Schiedam, Netherlands
Law practice (retired)
Modern and contemporary art, especially sculpture; African art

Jeannette and Martijn Sanders
Amsterdam
Orchestra management (Concertgebouw)
Post-1980s American and European art

Marieke and Pieter Sanders Jr.
Aerdenhout, Netherlands
Corporate law practice
Dutch art; sculpture; contemporary American and European art

Fayez Sarofim
Houston
Investment counseling
Coptic sculpture; Old Masters; 19th-century art; American Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Louisa Stude Sarofim
Houston; Santa Fe
Investments
Modern and contemporary art and works on paper

Tatsumi Sato
Hiroshima
Manufacturing (radiators)
Contemporary and primitive art

Denise and Andrew Saul
New York and Katonah, New York
Retail
Modern and contemporary art, especially postwar American; Chinese bronzes

Ute and Rudolf Scharpff
Stuttgart, Germany
Business
Contemporary art, especially American and German

Eric Schmidt
Atherton, California
Internet technology (Google)
Modern and contemporary art

Chara Schreyer
San Francisco
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art and photography

Helen and Charles Schwab
San Francisco and Atherton, California
Investment firm
Modern and contemporary art

Marianne and Alan Schwartz
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Law practice
Old Masters; modern prints

Adam D. Sender
New York
Financial services
Contemporary art

Mary and Jon Shirley
Bellevue, Washington; Vail
Computer software (retired)
Modern and contemporary art

Lila and Gilbert B. Silverman
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Real estate
Fluxus and Conceptual art

Peter Simon
London
Retail (Monsoon)
Contemporary art

Carlos Slim Helú
Mexico City
Telecommunications, finance, and retail
Old Masters; pre-Columbian and colonial Mexican art; modern art, especially Rodin

Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley
New York
Real estate
Contemporary art

Blema and Arnold Steinberg
Montreal; New York
Investment banking
Modern and contemporary art

Jeffrey Steiner
London
Aeronautics
Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Judy and Michael H. Steinhardt
New York and Mount Kisco, New York
Investment firm
Classical antiquities; modern art, especially drawings

Gayle and Paul Stoffel
Dallas
Investments
Contemporary art

Beth Swofford
New York; Los Angeles
Entertainment
Contemporary art

Dana and Jim Tananbaum
Palo Alto, California
Venture capital
Contemporary art, especially Conceptual and Minimalism

Lisa and Steve Tananbaum
Rye, New York; West Palm Beach
Asset management
Postwar and contemporary art

Toby and Joey Tanenbaum
Toronto; Longboat Key, Florida
Real estate and hydroelectric power
19th-century European art; Cycladic and Neolithic art

Benedikt Taschen
Cologne
Publishing
Contemporary art, especially American and German

David Teiger
Bernardsville, New Jersey
Consulting (retired)
Contemporary art

David Thomson
Toronto
Inheritance (media)
Constable and Ruskin; Futurism; contemporary art

Ruth and William True
Seattle
Oil and real estate
Contemporary art

Dean Valentine
Beverly Hills
Media entrepreneur
Contemporary art

José Luis Várez Fisa
Madrid
Industry
Antiquities; Old Masters; modern and contemporary Spanish art

Alice Walton
Fort Worth
Inheritance (Wal-Mart)
American art

Jack Warner
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Manufacturing (Fire products, paperboard, and packaging)
19th-century American and European art, especially Impressionism

Alain Wertheimer
Paris; New York
Luxury goods (Chanel)
Modern art

Abigail and Leslie H. Wexner
Columbus, Ohio; Aspen; London
Retail (limited brands)
Modern and contemporary art; British sporting pictures

Shelby White
New York
Investments
Antiquities

Reba and Dave Williams
New York; Greenwich, Connecticut
Investment management
American prints

Reinhold Würth
Niedernhall, Germany
Manufacturing
Modern and contemporary art

Elaine and Stephen A. Wynn
Incline Village, Nevada; New York
Gambling resorts
French Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Anita and Poju Zabludowicz
London
Technology and real estate
Contemporary art

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