With an estimated net worth of about $11.3 billion in 2018, Roman 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. In 2017, Abramovich and his wife, ARTnews Top 200 collector Dasha Zhukova, who founded the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, announced that they have separated. The following year, Abramovich was listed as an oligarch on the U.S. Treasury’s “Kremlin Report,” which compiled the names of individuals who plays significant roles in Russia’s economy.
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