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One of five billionaire sons of Enrique Coppel Tamayo, who created a Mexican retail empire targeted at low-income shoppers, Agustín Coppel serves as chairman and chief executive of his father’s holding company, Grupo Coppel. With his brothers, he also has interests in a bank, a retirement-fund management company, and real estate. He and his wife, Isabel, have assembled one of Mexico’s most notable collections of contemporary art, one that includes works by local stars Francis Alÿs, Melanie Smith, Gabriel Orozco, Abraham Cruzvillegas, and Damian Ortega, as well as pieces by global artists such as Gordon Matta-Clark, Lygia Clark, Ed Ruscha, Hélio Oiticica, Tatiana Trouvé, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Terence Koh.

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Isabel and Agustín Coppel

Location:
Mexico City

Source of wealth:
Retail

Collecting area:
International art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

In 2011, the Coppels lent 100 works from their collection to the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) for a two-venue show called “Mexico: Expected/Unexpected.”