The 200 Top Collectors

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Making Waves: Tony Salamé’s Aïshti Goes Big in Beirut

Recently the Lebanese businessman Tony Salamé bought a large artwork by John Armleder, creating a problem for himself, or rather, for his curator. If the ten-meter-long painting were to go on view in the inaugural exhibition in Salamé’s new private … Read More

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‘Completely Obsessive’: Dennis Zanone on His Sprawling Collection of Memphis Design

Collector’s Corner is a recurring interview feature that checks in with art collectors around the world.Dennis Zanone’s phone connection is slightly fuzzy because he speaks on a 1986 Ettore-Sottssas–designed telephone. Zanone’s bed is the “Tawaraya” boxing ring, a Memphis prototype … Read More

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Aby Rosen.

A ‘Walrusy’ Aby Rosen Is in This Week’s New Yorker

This week’s New Yorker has a brief story about Aby Rosen, the real-estate investor, art collector, and landlord known for battling with some well-known tenants. This week, Emma Allen has a story about roaming the Bowery with Rosen, whom she describes as … Read More

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Alberto Giacometti, L'Homme au doigt, 1947, bronze. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Steven A. Cohen Revealed as Buyer of $141.3 M. Giacometti Sculpture

Hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen was the secret buyer who purchased Alberto Giacometti’s L’Homme au doigt (1947) for $141.3 million at Christie’s, Page Six reported earlier today. The six-foot-tall bronze sculpture, which now holds the record for the most … Read More

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Stephan A. Schwarzman FORBES

Stephen A. Schwarzman Donates $150 M. For New Yale Performing Arts Center

Yesterday, it was announced that the billionaire Wall Street financier Stephen A. Schwarzman will give a $150 million dollar donation to his alma mater Yale, transforming their 114-year-old limestone building Commons into a performing arts center and cultural hub, according … Read More

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Robert Mnuchin, owner of the Mnuchin Gallery in New York.RICHARD A. SMITH/COURTESY MNUCHIN GALLERY

Collector’s Corner: Robert Mnuchin

Collector’s Corner is a recurring interview feature that checks in with art collectors around the world.Robert Mnuchin came to the art business long enough ago that some might not remember the octogenarian dealer’s life before. Yet in 1990, when he … Read More

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Andy Warhol's Turquoise Marilyn. 


Collector Stefan Edlis Talks Tax-Free Art Deals, Collecting: ‘I’m Over-Invested’

Hot on the heels of The New York Times’s look at how collectors are avoiding capital gains taxes on art sales through the like-kind exchange in the tax code, Bloomberg’s Katya Kazakina has a great story that delves into how people in the art … Read More

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The Rubells, at right.COURTESY ARTNEWS

‘Art Saved Our Marriage’: Mera and Don Rubell Toast 50 Years Together, in São Paulo

“We’ve been together for half a century, which is a miracle,” collector Mera Rubell said this morning in São Paulo, sitting with her husband Don in front of a crowd at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, where the … Read More

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Kortman and his wife Jessica at the opening of "Buying Friends"

Collector’s Corner: Ryan Kortman

Collector’s Corner is a recurring interview feature on the ARTnews website that checks in with art collectors around the world.Ryan Kortman, started collecting art at the ripe age of 25, after he finished school at the School of the Arts Institute … Read More

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‘Indecipherable Concoctions': Dimitris Daskalopoulos on Art, Pipes, and His Collections

On Friday evening, the Athens, Greece–based collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos was sipping coffee in a suite on the 32nd floor of the Four Seasons, where he has stayed on visits to New York for the past three decades, and getting ready … Read More

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From the first ARTnews 200.

Addendum: The ARTnews 200 Legacy

This month’s ARTnews features the 24th installment of our annual “ARTnews 200″ list, a comprehensive guide to the influential collectors of this year. We recently took the opportunity to peruse the ARTnews archives, to see what the first edition from the … Read More

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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

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 Read More

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The 2014 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors

Who are the world’s most active art buyers? Presenting the 2014 ARTnews 200 Read More

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The ARTnews 200 Top Collectors: Ron Pizzuti

A giant head by Mr. attracts the most attention–but what about Tom Friedman’s urinating man? Read More