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    The 2008 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors

    Our 2008 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

    Roman Abramovich
    London; Moscow
    Steel, mining, investments, and professional soccer (Chelsea Football Club)
    Modern art

    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

    Peter M. and Stephanie Seymour Brant
    Greenwich, Connecticut
    Newsprint paper manufacturing and modeling and acting
    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

    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

    Robert H., Jereann H., and Holland Chaney
    Houston
    Venture Capital
    Contemporary art

    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

    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
    plastics Manufacturing (Retired)
    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

    Frank J. Fertitta III and Lorenzo Fertitta
    Las Vegas
    Casinos (Station Casinos) and professional fighting (Ultimate Fighting Championship)
    Modern and contemporary 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)
    Contemporary art, especially German and American

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

    Diane and Bruce Halle
    Arizona; Colorado; Mexico
    Tires (Discount Tire Company)
    Latin American art; contemporary sculpture

    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

    Damien Hirst
    London and Devon, England; Mexico
    Artist
    Modern and contemporary 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

    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

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

    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 drawing 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

    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)
    Late 19th- and early 20th-century art, especially German and Austrian; decorative art

    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

    Filiep and Mimi Libeert
    Courtrai, Belgium
    Textiles and telecommunications
    Modern and contemporary art

    Adam Lindemann and Amalia Dayan
    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

    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

    David Martinez
    London; New York
    Investment management (Fintech Advisory)
    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
    19th- and early 20th-century American art, especially American Impressionism

    Henry S. McNeil
    Philadelphia
    Investments
    Contemporary art, especially Minimalism

    Gabrielle 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

    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 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 (PPR) and auctions
    (Christie’s)
    Contemporary art

    Victor Pinchuk
    Kiev
    Investment Advisory group (EastOne Group)
    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 drawing

    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

    Lynda and Stewart Resnick
    Los Angeles
    Beverage, fruit, and tree nut companies (Roll International Corporation)
    Old Masters

    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 art

    Sharon and Jay Rockefeller
    Charleston, West Virginia; Washington, D.C.
    Inheritance
    19th- and early 20th-century American art, especially American Impressionism

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

    Deedie and Rusty Rose
    Dallas
    investments
    Contemporary art

    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 art; 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 drawing

    Gayle and Paul Stoffel
    Dallas; Palm Springs; Aspen
    Investments
    Contemporary art

    Norah and Norman Stone
    San Francisco and Napa Valley
    law practice, psychology, and private 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

    Sheikh Saud bin Mohammad bin Ali al-Thani
    Doha, Qatar; London
    Oil and investments
    Antiquities; Old Masters; rare books; photography; Islamic art

    David Thomson
    Toronto
    Inheritance (media)
    Old Masters; modern and contemporary art

    Ruth and William True
    Seattle
    Oil and real estate
    Contemporary art

    Guy and Myriam Ullens
    Verbier, Switzerland; Ohain, Belgium
    Industry, including refined sugar
    Contemporary Chinese art

    Dean Valentine
    Beverly Hills
    Media entrepreneurship
    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

    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

    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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