Since Florence and Daniel Guerlain started collecting art in the mid-1980s, drawing has been their primary focus. In 2007, the couple founded the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Drawing Prize, which annually honors three artists. Since 2010, the presentation has been held at the Parisian Salon Du Dessin art fair. In an email interview with ARTnews, the couple expressed their desire to stay the course, but not without a certain level of self-regulation. Their plan, they said, was to continue buying “essential” works, “but not so compulsively!”

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Florence and Daniel Guerlain


Source of wealth:
Inheritance (perfume); Philanthropy (Contemporary Drawing Prize)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art, especially drawing

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

Established in 1921, the Guerlain Perfume House is one of the oldest and most respected perfume producers in the world.