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    Inside the Top 200: A Who’s Who of Who’s New (And Returning)

    The 33 additions to our annual list of the world's top art collectors

    The thrill of finding new additions and unexpected deletions on the ARTnews Top 200 is what makes our annual list such a compelling read. The key criterion for inclusion on the list is activity: these are collectors who are actively collecting. For the 2014 edition of the Top 200, some big players from past editions, including Adam Sender—who, in the past year, shut his hedge fund, Exis Capital Management, Inc., and sold an estimated $70 million worth of artworks from his collection through Sotheby’s—were removed to make room for 33 additions. 27 of these new collectors have never appeared on a “Top 200″ list before. Notable newcomers include Bed, Bath and Beyond co-founder Warren Eisenberg, Campbell’s Soup heiress Charlotte Colket Weber, and Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin.

    Below, we’ve split the 33 into those who have been on previous editions of the list and are returning after an absence—like Elaine Wynn, who, as market watchers will note, the New York Times pointed to as the purchaser of Francis Bacon’s triptych Three Studies of Lucian Freud for $142.4 million at Christie’s New York last November—and those who are on the list for the first time.

    Left to right: Maria Ludovica, Ignazio, and Luigi Maramotti. Maramotti is one of 33 collectors who did not appear on the 2013 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors list. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES/COLLECTION OF STEVEN LATNER AND MICHAEL LATNER

    From left: Maria Ludovica, Ignazio, and Luigi Maramotti in 2001. The Maramotti family is one of 33 additions to this year’s list.

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    Returning

    Leonard Lauder
    New York 
    Cosmetics (The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.)
    Cubism

    Maramotti Family
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Fashion
    Art informel; arte povera; transavanguardia; Neo-Expressionism; New Geometry; contemporary art

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

    Ronald O. Perelman
    New York
    Finance
    Modern and contemporary art

    Alain Wertheimer
    New York
    Fashion
    Modern and contemporary art; Asian art

    Elaine Wynn
    Las Vegas
    Hotels, casinos
    Modern and contemporary art

     

    First Timers

    Candace Carmel Barasch
    New York
    Real estate
    Contemporary art

    Nicolas Berggruen
    Beverly Hills, California
    Inheritance, investments (Berggruen Holdings)
    Modern and contemporary art

    Ernesto Bertarelli
    Gstaad, Switzerland
    Biotech, Investments
    Modern and contemporary art

    Christian Bührle
    Zurich
    Technology
    Old Masters; German Expressionism; Swiss art; modern and contemporary art

    Edouard Carmignac
    Paris
    Asset management
    Contemporary art

    Trudy and Paul Cejas
    Miami Beach
    Investments (PLC Investments, Inc.)
    Postwar and contemporary art, especially Zero

    Kemal Has Cingillioglu
    London
    Banking
    Contemporary art

    Isabel and Agustín Coppel
    Mexico City
    Retail
    International art

    Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian
    London and Venezuela
    Investments
    Modern and contemporary art; pre-Columbian and Latin American art

    Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg
    Union, New Jersey
    Retail (Bed Bath & Beyond)
    Contemporary art

    Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg
    New York
    Retail (Bed Bath & Beyond)
    Contemporary art

    Lawrence J. Ellison
    Woodside, California
    Software
    Late 19th- and early 20th-century European art; ancient to early 20th-century Japanese art

    Susan and Leonard Feinstein
    Long Island, New York
    Retail (Bed Bath & Beyond)
    Modern and contemporary art

    Larry and Marilyn Fields
    Chicago
    Commodities
    Contemporary art

    Christy and Bill Gautreaux
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
    Contemporary art

    Thomas Lau
    Hong Kong
    Real estate
    Modern and contemporary art

    Jho Low
    Hong Kong
    Finance and investments
    Impressionism; modern and contemporary art

    Raymond J. McGuire
    New York
    Finance
    African American and African art

    Tom and Margot Pritzker
    Chicago
    Hotels and investments
    Modern and contemporary art

    Hilary and Wilbur L. Ross Jr.
    Palm Beach, Florida
    Private equity (distressed companies)
    Surrealism; modern and contemporary art, especially Chinese and Vietnamese

    Stephen Ross
    New York
    Real estate
    Modern and contemporary art

    Joseph Safra
    New York; São Paulo; Geneva
    Banking
    Old Masters; Impressionism

    Elizabeth and Frederick Singer
    Great Falls, Virginia
    Internet education
    Modern and contemporary art

    Susana and Ricardo Steinbruch
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Textiles (Vicunha Têxtil S.A.)
    Modern and contemporary art, especially Brazilian

    Wang Jianlin
    Beijing
    Real estate
    Modern and contemporary art

    Charlotte Colket Weber
    New York; Ocala, Florida
    Inheritance (Campbell’s Soup)
    Impressionist paintings and drawings

    Jochen Zeitz
    Cape Town
    Investments
    Contemporary African art

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