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50 Art Collectors to Watch

Looking to the future of collecting, ARTnews consulted our expert sources—top dealers, curators, auction house specialists, collectors, and other art-world players—to round up the 50 most promising, up-and-coming collections being built today around the world. (For more on the field of art collecting, view our 30th-anniversary Top 200 list.)

Alireza Abrishamchi
Telecom and investments
Old Masters; postwar and contemporary art

Troy Carter
Los Angeles
Contemporary art, with a focus on artists of color

Jay Chou
Contemporary art

Ai Weiwei Divina Proportione, Lawrence Chu
Ai Weiwei’s Divina Proportione is part of the collection of Hong Kong–based Lawrence Chu. Chu Collection

Lawrence Chu
Hong Kong
Investments (BlackPine Group)
Contemporary art

Lindsey and J. Patrick Collins
Oil (Cortez Resources)
Contemporary art, with a focus on British artists

Moisés Cosío Espinosa
Mexico City
Inheritance (hotels)
Contemporary art

Theo Danjuma
Real estate investment
Contemporary Western and African art

Eva Dichand
Modern and contemporary art

Samuel Fosso, African Spirits, 2008, Sindika Dokolo
In his 2008 “African Spirits” series, photographer Samuel Fosso embodies various figures from the African diaspora. In this image, part of the collection of Sindika Dokolo, Fosso portrays runner Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. ©2019 Samuel Fosso

Sindika Dokolo
Luanda, Angola
Contemporary African art

Dana Farouki
New York
Contemporary art, with a focus on art from the Middle East and North Africa

Cecilie Fredriksen and Kathrine Fredriksen
Postwar and contemporary art

Lynette Yiadom Boakye, Kasbah, 2008, Fredriksen collection
Lynette Yiadom Boakye, Kasbah, 2008, is a core work in the collection of the Fredriksen sisters. Courtesy Fredriksen Family Collection

Contemporary art

Alex Hank
Gstaad, Switzerland
Contemporary art

Markus Hannebauer
Software (think-cell)
Contemporary time-based art

Hito Steyerl, Guards, 2012, Markus Hannebauer
Markus Hannebauer’s Berlin arts foundation Fluentum owns Hito Steyerl’s Guards, 2012. ©Hito Steyerl/Courtesy Fluentum, Berlin

Thomas and Nasiba Hartland-Mackie
Energy (City Electric Supply)
Contemporary art

Eleanor Heyman Propp
New York
Inheritance (investments)
Contemporary art

Tarini Jindal Handa
Inheritance (steel)
Contemporary art, with a focus on art from Southeast Asia

Alexander Köser
Cologne, Germany
Real estate
Contemporary art

Francis Upritchard, Tree, Mike Krieger and Kaitlyn Trigger collection
A recent purchase by Mike Krieger and Kaitlyn Trigger is New Zealand sculptor Francis Upritchard’s Tree. Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Mike Krieger and Kaitlyn Trigger
San Francisco
Tech entrepreneur
Contemporary art

Lance Larsen
Omaha, Nebraska
Investments (Pierce Street Capital)
Contemporary art

Alan Lau
Hong Kong
Investments (Tencent)
Contemporary art, with a focus on Chinese conceptual art

Jade Lau
Hong Kong
Inheritance (real estate)
Contemporary art

Othman Lazraq
Casablanca, Morocco
Real estate
Contemporary African art