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Top 200 Collectors

ARTnews Top 200 Collectors

Collecting the Future

Times have changed since ARTnews started the Top 200 Collectors list 30 years ago.

Back then, the artworks breaking records at auction tended to be Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet, which sold for $82.5 million in 1990, held the record for the highest-priced painting at auction for 14 years, and the people who bought art at such scale tended to come from small and rarefied circles.

Collectors Highlights

Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J.

Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida

San Francisco; Sonoma, California


African-American abstract art; Art of the African diaspora; Contemporary South African art

Edythe L. and Eli Broad

Edythe L. and Eli Broad

Los Angeles

Philanthropy (The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, The Broad Art Foundation, and The Broad Foundation)

Contemporary art

Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia

Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia Keys

Englewood, New Jersey

Record producer and entrepreneur; musician

Contemporary art, with a focus on artists of color

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