Bob Rennie, the Vancouver-based real-estate marketer, is known locally as the “condo king,” but he has also become known as a king of contemporary art in Canada. The first work he ever purchased was a Norman Rockwell print that he got for $375 when he was 18 years old. Today, the Rennie Collection at his private museum, the Wing Sang, is one of the largest contemporary-art collections in the country, with works by some 370 artists, including John Baldessari, Mike Kelley, Christopher Wool, and others. Although his collection has grown immensely in value over the years, Rennie has sold infrequently. “The best investment I can make is to keep art,” Rennie told Bloomberg Business in 2015.
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