One of the leading collectors of modern and contemporary art in Brazil, which is fast becoming a powerhouse in the art market, Akagawa has been amassing art for four decades and is a regular at international art fairs. Reportedly, about 10 percent of his holdings are on display in his home at any given time, including pieces by Brazilian artists and rising international stars like the Indian artist Bharti Kher.

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Ricard Akagawa

São Paulo

Source of wealth:
Travel and real estate investments

Collecting area:
18th-century Brazilian Baroque furniture and imaginaries; Caucasian Rugs; International contemporary art

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Fun fact:

Akagawa has said that he honed his collecting skills by visiting flea markets in his native São Paulo as a child.