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François Pinault Will Open a Private Museum in Paris

François Pinault, the founder of Kering, a French luxury goods holding company, will open a private museum in Paris. According to a release from Mairie de Paris, the Tadao Ando–redesigned space, which will be devoted to showing Pinault’s collection of … Read More


Collector's Corner
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Photographic Memory: Artur Walther Has Built What May Be the World’s Largest and Most Important Private Collection of African Photography

Here’s how he did it Read More


Collector's Corner
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Collector’s Corner: Francis Greenburger

The New York real-estate developer bought his first work when he was 14. Read More


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Melva Bucksbaum, Art Patron and Collector, Dies at 82

Melva Bucksbaum, who passionately collected art and frequently gave money to museums and artists across America, died at 82. Her cause of death has not been announced, but she was suffering from cancer.Having been on the Whitney Museum’s board of trustees since … Read More


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Elaine Wynn on $142.5 M. Bacon Triptych: ‘I Was Afraid I Wasn’t Going to Own It’

In the New York Times, Jori Finkel spoke to Elaine Wynn, the billionaire collector, philanthropist, former wife of casino mogul Stephen A. Wynn, and current co-chairperson of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Wynn spoke publicly for the first time … Read More


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Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Taps Minneapolis-Based Curator To Head New Arts Center in Seattle

Last Friday, Paul Allen—art collector, Microsoft co-founder, venture capitalist, philanthropist, owner of several sports teams (and a Frank Gehry-designed Jimi Hendrix museum), and self-proclaimed “Idea Man“—announced that he would be opening an arts nonprofit in Seattle called Pivot Art + … Read More


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How Has the 200 Top Collectors List Changed Over the Past 25 Years?

A look at shifts in where buyers are from, and what they acquire Read More


Editor's Letter The 200 Top Collectors
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Editor’s Letter: ARTnews Summer 2015, Original Cover by Will Cotton

On visiting Will Cotton’s studio in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, you can never predict what you’ll find. This is, after all, the artist who painted Katy Perry floating on a cotton-candy cloud. When I stopped by earlier this spring, he was … Read More


Features The 200 Top Collectors
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Both a Buyer and Lender Be: Eli Broad on His Personal Collection and New Museum

A collector with an eye to the future Read More


Features The 200 Top Collectors
Sol Lewitt’s collection in his warehouse in Cheshire, Connecticut.JODY DOLE

It Takes One to Know One: Why Artists Make Ideal Collectors

The following article is part of ARTnews’ annual coverage of collecting practices in the art market, anchored by the 200 Top Collectors list. Those who follow the art world and the art market tend to have a set picture of … Read More


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The ARTnews 200 Top Collectors: An Introduction

The following article is part of ARTnews’ annual coverage of collecting practices in the art market, anchored by the 200 Top Collectors list. We go to press on the 25th anniversary edition of our “200 Top Collectors” feature at a … Read More


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The ARTnews 200 Top Collectors

25th Anniversary Edition Read More


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Inside the 2015 List

The following article is part of ARTnews’ annual coverage of collecting practices in the art market, anchored by the 200 Top Collectors list.   A version of this infographic originally appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of ARTnews on page … Read More


Profiles The 200 Top Collectors
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Making Waves: Tony Salamé’s Aïshti Goes Big in Beirut

The following article is part of ARTnews’ annual coverage of collecting practices in the art market, anchored by the 200 Top Collectors list.Recently the Lebanese businessman Tony Salamé bought a large artwork by John Armleder, creating a problem for himself, … Read More