Features The 200 Top Collectors

The 2012 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors

Who are the world's most active art buyers? Presenting the 2012 ARTnews 200

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Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons
New York
Real estate
Contemporary art

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova
Moscow
Steel, mining, investments, and professional soccer
(Chelsea Football Club)
Modern and
contemporary art

Paul Allen
Seattle
Computer software and sports franchises
Impressionism; Old Masters; modern and contemporary art

María Asunción Aramburuzabala
Mexico City
Beverages and investments
Modern and contemporary art

Plácido Arango
Valdemorillo (Madrid), Spain
Retail
Spanish Old Masters; modern and contemporary art

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

Laura and John Arnold
Houston
Hedge fund
Postwar and contemporary art

Hans Rasmus Astrup
Oslo
Shipping- and finance-related activities
Contemporary art

Maria Baibakova and Oleg Baybakov
Moscow
Inheritance and mining industries
Contemporary art

Cristina and Thomas W. Bechtler-Lanfranconi
Küsnacht, Switzerland
Investments and real estate
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

Nelson Blitz Jr. and Catherine Woodard
New York and Rye, New York
Hvac mechanical contracting
German Expressionism; modern and contemporary art; Wiener Werkstätte metalwork and furniture

Neil G. Bluhm
Chicago
Real estate
Postwar and contemporary art

Christian Boros
Berlin and Wuppertal, Germany
Advertising; communication; publishing
Contemporary art

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

Irma and Norman Braman
Miami Beach
Automobile dealerships
Modern and contemporary art

Udo Brandhorst
Munich
Insurance
Postwar and contemporary art

Peter M. Brant
Greenwich, Connecticut
Newsprint manufacturing
Contemporary art; design; furniture

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

Bettina and Donald L. Bryant Jr.
New York; Napa and Indian Wells, California
Executive and employee benefits, wine-making (Bryant Family Vineyard)
Old Masters; American masters of the second half of the 20th century; Abstract Expressionism, especially de Kooning

Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy
Colorado; Connecticut; New York
Inheritance (shopping malls) and commodities trading
Contemporary art

Frieder Burda
Baden-Baden, Germany
Publishing
Modern and
contemporary art

Monique and Max Burger
Hong Kong
Investments
Post-1990s art

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

Mickey Cartin
New York
Investments
Late medieval and Early Renaissance painting; 20th-century painting; emerging artists; illuminated manuscripts

Pierre Chen
Taipei, Taiwan
Electronics
Modern and contemporary art

Halit Cingillioglu
Istanbul
Banking
Impressionism; postwar, modern, and contemporary art

Ella Fontanals Cisneros
Miami; Madrid; Gstaad, Switzerland
Investments, real estate, and telecommunications
Contemporary art, video, and photography, with an emphasis on architecture and historical geometric abstraction from Latin America

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros
Caracas, Venezuela; Dominican Republic; New York
Media, entertainment, telecommunications, consumer products, travel resorts
Modern and contemporary Latin American art;19th-century traveler artists to Latin America; colonial art and objects from Latin America; Amazonian ethnographic objects

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

Cherryl and Frank Cohen
Manchester, England
Home-improvement stores
Contemporary art; modern British art

Eduardo F. Costantini
Buenos Aires
Asset management and real estate
Modern and contemporary Latin American art

Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz
Key Biscayne, Florida
Coca-Cola bottling in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Contemporary art

Dimitris Daskalopoulos
Athens
Financial services and investment company (Damma Holdings SA)
Contemporary art, especially large-scale installations; sculpture, drawings, collage, film, and video

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

Philippe Decelle
Brussels
Construction
Plastic design, especially Pop furniture made between 1960 and 1973

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
Old Master painting and drawings; Mannerism; Symbolism; Surrealism; contemporary art

Glenn Dubin
New York
Asset Management
Modern and contemporary art

Barney Ebsworth
Seattle
Cruise ships and luxury travel (Intrav)
20th-century American art;
Old Masters

Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson
Chicago; Aspen, Colorado
Plastics manufacturing (retired)
Postwar and contemporary art

Caryl and Israel Englander
New York
Hedge fund
Contemporary art

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

Harald Falckenberg
Hamburg, Germany
Law practice and filling-station 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

Aaron I. Fleischman
Miami Beach
Law and investments
Modern and contemporary art

Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Real estate
Minimalism; abstract art; ceramics; new-media art

Amanda and Glenn R. Fuhrman
New York
Investments (MSD Capital)
Contemporary art

Soichiro Fukutake
Okayama, Japan
Publishing
Impressionism;
contemporary art

Antoine de Galbert
Paris
Inheritance
Primitive art;
contemporary art

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

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis
Regensburg, Germany
Inheritance and investments
Contemporary art

Ingvild Goetz
Munich
Inheritance (mail-order retail)
Contemporary art

Carol and Arthur Goldberg
New York
Investment banking (retired)
Contemporary art

Noam Gottesman
New York
Hedge fund
Postwar and contemporary art

Laurence Graff
Gstaad, Switzerland
Jewelry
Modern and contemporary art

Grässlin family
Saint Georgen, Germany
Manufacturing
Contemporary art, especially German, Austrian, and American

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

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

Florence and Daniel Guerlain
Paris
Inheritance (perfume)
Contemporary art, especially drawing

Agnes Gund
New York; Peninsula, Ohio; Kent, Connecticut
Inheritance
Modern and contemporary art

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

Francesca von Habsburg
Vienna
Inheritance
Contemporary art

Mania and Bernhard Hahnloser
Bern, Switzerland
Inheritance, government
Post-Impressionism; Surrealism; contemporary art

Margrit and Paul Hahnloser
Zurich
Inheritance, surgeon
Post-Impressionism; contemporary art

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

Diane and Bruce Halle
Arizona; Colorado
Tires (discount tire company)
Latin American art; contemporary sculpture

Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Inheritance
Old Masters

Barbara and Axel Haubrok
Berlin
Consulting
Contemporary art, especially installations

Elizabeth and Richard Hedreen
Seattle
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art

Ydessa Hendeles
Toronto
Investments
Contemporary art; photography

Annick and Anton Herbert
Ghent, Belgium
Textile machinery
Contemporary art, especially Conceptual art, Minimalism, arte povera, and 1980s

Donald Hess
Liebefeld-Bern, Switzerland
Vineyards and properties
International contemporary art

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

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

Erika Hoffmann
Berlin
Fashion and real estate
Contemporary art

Susan and Michael Hort
New York; New Jersey
Printing
Contemporary art

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

Dakis Joannou
Athens
Construction
Contemporary art

Edward “Ned” Johnson III
Boston
Finance (Fidelity Investments)
19th- and 20th-century American painting, furniture, and decorative arts; Asian art and ceramics

Hugo Jung
Aachen, Germany
Medical practice (retired)
Postwar and contemporary art

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

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

Suna and Inan Kiraç
Istanbul
Industry (KoÇ Holding, KiraÇa Holding)
Orientalist painting; Anatolian weights and measures; Kütahya tiles and ceramics

Alison and Peter W. Klein
Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany
Real estate (Peter Klein Real Estate)
Contemporary painting and photography; Aboriginal 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 art

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

Jill and Peter Kraus
New York and Dutchess County, New York
Investment management
Contemporary art

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis
New York; Vail, Colorado
Finance and investments
Modern and contemporary art; French furniture

Pierre Lagrange
London
Hedge fund
Postwar and contemporary art

Barbara and Jon Landau
New York
Entertainment
Renaissance painting and sculpture; 19th-century French and English 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

Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
New York and Wainscott, New York; Washington, D.C.; Palm Beach, Florida; Paris
Cosmetics (the Estée Lauder companies inc.)
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; Palm Beach, Florida
Investment banking
Modern and contemporary art; photography

Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Glencoe, Illinois
Venture investments
Contemporary art

Barbara and Aaron Levine
Washington, D.C.
Law practice
Conceptual art

Joe Lewis
Nassau, the Bahamas
Finance, investments, and currency trading
Modern art

Mimi and Filiep Libeert
Kortrijk, Belgium
Textiles
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
Entertainment
18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century British and American painting, especially Pre-Raphaelite; German Expressionism

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

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

Ninah and Michael Lynne
New York
Film production (Unique Features)
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 development
Modern and contemporary art; photography and video

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

Dimitri Mavromatis
Paris
Investment banking and asset management
Postwar and modern art

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

Pamela and Jarl Mohn
Los Angeles
Venture capital
Minimalism; Light and Space art; emerging L.A. artists

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

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

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

Thomas Olbricht
Berlin and Essen, Germany
Inheritance (beauty products), medical practice, and investments
Modern and contemporary art; Wunderkammer objects

Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo
Naples, Florida
Investment fund
Dutch and Flemish Old Master painting

Ovitz family
Los Angeles
Entertainment, finance, and investments
Contemporary art; Ming furniture; modern painting; African 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
Dental and gardening 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
Orlando, Florida; New York; Columbus, Ohio
Real-estate development (The Pizzuti Companies)
Modern and contemporary art and design

Heather and Tony Podesta
Washington, D.C.; Falls Church, Virginia
Lobbying
Contemporary photography, sculpture, and painting

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli
Milan
Fashion
Contemporary art

Véronique and Louis-Antoine Prat
Paris
Inheritance (manufacturing)
17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century French drawings

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

Emily Rauh Pulitzer
Saint Louis
Inheritance (media)
Cubism; Abstract Expressionism;
contemporary art

Cindy and Howard Rachofsky
Dallas
Investments
Contemporary and postwar American and European art; postwar Japanese art

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

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

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

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

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

Deedie and Rusty Rose
Dallas
Investments
Contemporary European, American, and Latin 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; Washington, D.C.
Medical practice (retired), education, real estate, and hotels; own public contemporary-art foundation
Contemporary art

Betty and Isaac Rudman
Dominican Republic
Imports and manufacturing (home appliances)
Latin American art; numismatics; pre-Columbian art

Dmitry Rybolovlev
Moscow
Fertilizer
19th- and 20th-century painting

Charles Saatchi
London
Advertising
International contemporary art

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

Sainsbury family
London
Supermarkets
Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Jeannette and Martijn Sanders
Aerdenhout, the Netherlands
Orchestra management (Concertgebouw)
Post-1980s American and European art

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

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

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; antique textiles

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
Management
Postwar and contemporary art

Christiane Schaufler-Münch and Peter Schaufler
Sindelfingen, Germany
Industry (refrigeration compressors)
Postwar and contemporary art

Chara Schreyer
San Francisco and Los Angeles
Real estate
Modern and contemporary art, photography, and sculpture

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
Miami; New York
Financial services
Contemporary art

Mary and Jon Shirley
Medina, Washington; Kapalua, Hawaii
Computer software (retired)
Modern and contemporary art

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

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

Eric Smidt
Los Angeles
Tools
New York School; contemporary art

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

Blema and Arnold Steinberg
Montreal; New York
Education (chancellor of McGill University)
Modern and contemporary art;Chinese antiquities

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
Psychology, law practice, and private investments
Contemporary art

Julia Stoschek
Düsseldorf, Germany
Industry (automotive accessories)
Contemporary art, especially film, video, and new media

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

Sylvia and Ulrich Ströher
Darmstadt, Germany
Inheritance (beauty products)
German abstract postwar art; contemporary German painting

Lisa and Steven Tananbaum
Westchester, New York; Palm Beach, Florida
Asset management
Postwar and contemporary art

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

Benedikt Taschen
Cologne, Germany
Publishing
Contemporary art, especially American, German, and British

Budi Tek
Shanghai; Jakarta, Indonesia
Integrated poultry and processed-food business
International contemporary art, especially Chinese and Western

Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Doha, Qatar
Inheritance
Modern and contemporary art

David Thomson
Toronto
Media
Old Masters; modern and contemporary art

Jane and Robert Toll
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Luxury homes (Toll Brothers Inc.)
French Impressionism; American art

Robbi and Bruce E. Toll
Rydal, Pennsylvania
Luxury homes (Toll Brothers Inc.)
Elizabethan and Jacobean painting; Impressionism; Post-Impressionism; 20th-century sculpture; American art

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

Dean Valentine
Beverly Hills, California
Media entrepreneur
Contemporary art

Walter Vanhaerents
Brussels
Real estate and construction
Contemporary art

Edith and Mark Vanmoerkerke
Oostende, Belgium
Real estate
Contemporary European and American art

Barbara and John Vogelstein
New York
Private equity
Modern and contemporary art

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

Jutta and Siegfried Weishaupt
Ulm, Germany
Industry (fuel technology)
Postwar and contemporary art, especially Abstract Expressionism, Zero, and Pop

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

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

Reinhold Würth
Niedernhall, Germany; Salzburg, Austria
Industry (hardware)
Medieval art; postwar and contemporary art

Stephen A. Wynn
Las Vegas
Casino resorts
French Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

Tadashi Yanai
Yamaguchi City, Japan
Fashion retailing (Uniqlo)
Modern and contemporary art

Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian
Shanghai
Investments
Ancient and contemporary Chinese art

Anita and Poju Zabludowicz
London
Technology and real estate
Contemporary art

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