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Susan and Michael Hort have been collecting for 30 years, with a focus on “collecting in depth and supporting young artists,” they told ARTnews. They often buy early in an artist’s career and usually amass at least five pieces by any given artist. The Horts own the printing company Earth Enterprises and are the creators of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, established in honor of their daughter Rema, who passed away from cancer at the age of 30 in 1995. The foundation funds travel and accommodations for families of cancer patients and also provides grants for emerging artists.

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Susan and Michael Hort

Location:
New Jersey; New York

Source of wealth:
Printing

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

The Horts were the first collectors to purchase a work by John Currin, at White Columns in 1989. “He told me, ‘That’s the most important check I got.’ His work hangs in our bedroom,” Michael Hort told Forbes in 2012.