JOSHUA SILK

JOSHUA SILK

Along with Warren Eisenberg, who is also on the 2015 ARTnews Top 200 list, Leonard Feinstein is co-founder of Bed Bath & Beyond, originally called Bed ‘n’ Bath when it first opened in New Jersey in 1971. He has served as co-chairman of the company since 1999. Along with Warren and Mitzi Eisenberg, Leonard and his wife, Susan, donated a joint $10 million to the New Museum’s building campaign in 2005. Susan was elected to the New Museum’s board of trustees in 2004. She also serves as a trustee of the Jewish Museum in New York and is on the board of the Contemporary Collectors Council of the Nassau County Museum. The Feinsteins are noted collectors of Gerhard Richter’s works; some of their Richters have been gifts (and others are promised gifts) to the Museum of Modern Art.

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Susan and Leonard Feinstein

Location:
Long Island, New York

Source of wealth:
Retail (Bed Bath & Beyond)

Collecting area:
Modern and contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

Leonard Feinstein and Warren Eisenberg, the Bed Bath & Beyond co-founders, are so close, they are executors of each other’s estates, according to Forbes. “ ‘There aren’t many good marriages out there,’ says Feinstein [of Eisenberg], ‘but when you’ve got one of the great ones, it’s wonderful.’ ”