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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