With an estimated net worth of about $10.7 billion in 2016, Abramovich is among the most deep-pocketed art collectors in the game and is believed (confirmation is always a tricky business) to have snapped up quite a few trophy artworks at auction over the years, including a Francis Bacon triptych for about $86 million and a Lucian Freud for $33.6 million. Zhukova, meanwhile, runs the formidable Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, which opened its new Rem Koolhaas-designed headquarters in June 2015. The Garage recently started an outpost in St. Petersburg.
Copyright 2019, Art Media ARTNEWS, llc. 110 Greene Street, 2nd Fl., New York, N.Y. 10012. All rights reserved.