Features The 200 Top Collectors

The 2009 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors

Our 2009 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, Colorado
Fashion
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
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
Shipping
Contemporary art

Maria Baibakova and Oleg Baybakov
Moscow
Inheritance and Mining industries
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-Lanfranconi
Zurich
Investments
Contemporary art; photography

Leonora and Jimmy Belilty
Caracas, Venezuela; 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

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

Irma and Norman Braman
Miami
Automobile dealerships
Modern and contemporary art, especially American

Udo Brandhorst
Cologne, Germany
Insurance
Contemporary art

Peter M. Brant
Greenwich, Connecticut
Newsprint manufacturing
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, Colorado; 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
Hong Kong
Finance
Post-1980s art

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

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

Mickey Cartin
New York; Delray Beach, Florida
Investments
Early Netherlandish painting; 20th-century painting; emerging artists; illuminated manuscripts

Ella Fontanals Cisneros
Miami; Madrid; Gstaad
Investments and Real Estate
Contemporary art; geometric abstraction from Latin America

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros
Caracas, Venezuela; New York
Media, entertainment, and telecommunications
Modern and contemporary Latin American, European, and North American art; 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 A. Cohen
Greenwich, Connecticut
Hedge fund
Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Marijke and Willem Cordia
New York; Switzerland
Shipping, oil and gas, industry
20th-century and contemporary painting, drawings, and sculpture

Eduardo Costantini
Buenos Aires
Asset management and real estate
Contemporary art

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

Dimitris Daskalopoulos
Athens
Holding company (damma holdings SA)
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, Florida
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art

Ulla Dreyfus-Best
Binningen and Gstaad, Switzerland
Inheritance (banking)
Old Masters, especially Mannerism; Symbolism; Surrealism; contemporary art

Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson
Chicago; Aspen, Colorado
Plastics Manufacturing (Retired)
Contemporary art

Agnes and Karlheinz Essl
Vienna and Klosterneuburg, Austria
Retail (bauMax)
Contemporary art, especially Austrian painting

Harald Falckenberg
Hamburg, Germany
Law practice and oil equipment
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

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 art

Anna and Josef Froehlich
Stuttgart, Germany
Automobile industry
Contemporary art, especially German and American artists

Glenn R. Fuhrman
New York
Investments
Contemporary art

Soichiro Fukutake
Okayama, Japan
Publishing
Impressionism; contemporary art

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

Danielle and David Ganek
New York
Hedge fund
Contemporary art and photography

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

Ingvild Goetz
Munich
Inheritance
Contemporary art

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
Switzerland
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
New York; Peninsula, Ohio; Kent, Connecticut
Inheritance
Contemporary art; African art; Chinese art

Francesca von Habsburg
Vienna
Inheritance
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
Bolligen-Bern, Switzerland
Vineyards and properties
Contemporary art

Marieluise Hessel
Jackson, Wyoming
Investments
Contemporary art

Ronnie and Samuel Heyman
New York; Palm Beach, Florida; 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; Renaissance bronzes

Damien Hirst
London and Devon, England; Mexico
Art
Modern and contemporary art

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

Erika Hoffmann
Berlin
Fashion
Contemporary art

Susan and Michael Hort
New York
Printing
Contemporary art

Frank Huang
Taipei, Taiwan
Computer hardware
Chinese porcelain; Impressionist and modern painting

Dakis Joannou
Athens
Construction
Contemporary art

Edward C. Johnson III
Boston
Financial services (Fidelity)
19th- and 20th-century paintings and furniture

Ingrid and Hugo Jung
Aachen, Germany
Medical practice
Postwar and contemporary art

Nasser David Khalili
London
Real estate and investments
Islamic art; Swedish textiles; Spanish metalwork; Japanese art of the Meiji period; ­enamels

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

Jeanne and Michael L. Klein
Austin, Texas; 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

Jill and Peter Kraus
New York
Investment management (Alliance Bernstein)
Contemporary art

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; pre-Impressionist 19th-century painting

Emily Fisher Landau
New York; Palm Beach, Florida
Real estate
Contemporary American art

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

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

Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
New York and Wainscott, New York; Washington, D.C.; Palm Beach, Florida; Paris
Cosmetics (Estee Lauder)
Late 19th- and early 20th-century art, especially German and Austrian; decorative art; medieval art; arms and armor

Barbara Lee
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Investments
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

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

Adam Lindemann and Amalia Dayan
New York
Private investments
Contemporary art; African art; 20th-century design

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

Paula and Peter H. Lunder
Florida
Fashion
American Impressionism and modernism

Ninah and Michael Lynne
New York
Film production (unique features)
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

Nancy and Robert Magoon
Aspen, Colorado
Medical practice and real estate
Contemporary art

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

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

Anne and John Marion
Fort Worth; Santa Fe; Palm Springs, California
Oil (burnett oil company) and ranches (burnett ranches)
17th- and 18th-century European art; modern and contemporary art; Taos art

Donald B. Marron
New York
Private equity
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

Susan and Larry Marx
Aspen, Colorado; Marina del Rey, California
Investments and real estate (retired)
Postwar and contemporary art, especially Abstract Expressionism and works on paper

Frances G. and James W. McGlothlin
Austin, Texas; 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 American and 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

Hubert Neumann
New York
Investments
Contemporary art, especially young artists

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

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

Peter Norton
Santa Monica, California; New York
Computer software
Contemporary art

Maja Oeri and Hans U. Bodenmann
Basel, Switzerland
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

Giovanna and Giuseppe Panza di Biumo
Milan; Massagno, Switzerland
Real estate
Postwar and contemporary art

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

Bernardo Paz
Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mining
Contemporary art

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

Amy and John Phelan
New York; Aspen, Colorado
Investments (MSD Capital)
Contemporary art

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

Victor Pinchuk
Kiev, Ukraine
Investment Advisory group (EastOne Group)
Contemporary art

Ron Pizzuti
Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Florida; New York
Real estate (the pizzuti companies)
Modern and contemporary art and design

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

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

Penny Pritzker
Chicago
Real estate, hotels (Hyatt), and financial information
Contemporary art

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, Italy
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 art

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

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

Deedie and Rusty Rose
Dallas
Investments
Contemporary German, American, and South American art

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

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

Mera and Donald Rubell
Miami; 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

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

Sainsbury family
London
Supermarkets
Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Ida and Piet Sanders
Schiedam, the 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, the 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, Japan
Manufacturing (radiators)
Contemporary art; primitive art

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

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

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

Lenore and Adam Sender
New York
Financial services
Contemporary art

Mary and Jon Shirley
Medina, Washington; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Computer software (retired)
Modern and contemporary art

Uli Sigg
Mauensee, Switzerland
Media (Ringier Group)
Contemporary art, especially Chinese

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

Peter Simon
London
Retail (Monsoon)
Contemporary art

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

Eric Smidt
Los Angeles
Tools
New York School and contemporary art

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

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

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

Norah and Norman Stone
San Francisco and Napa Valley, California
Law practice, psychology, and private investments
Contemporary art

Iris and Matthew Strauss
Rancho Sante Fe, California
Private real estate investments (M.C. Strauss Company)
Second-generation postwar and contemporary art

Beth Swofford
New York; Los Angeles
Entertainment (creative artists agency)
Contemporary art

Lisa and Steve Tananbaum
Purchase, New York; Palm Beach, Florida
Asset management
Postwar and contemporary art

Toby and Joey Tanenbaum
Toronto; Sarasota, Florida
Real estate and hydroelectric power
African art; naive art

Benedikt Taschen
Cologne, Germany
Publishing
Contemporary art, especially Am

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