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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.

Lu Xun
Hong Kong
Real estate
Global contemporary art, with a focus on Chinese artists

Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi
New York
Entertainment; law
Contemporary art, with a focus on African-American artists

Tomashi Jackson, Still Remains, 2018, Bernard Lumpkin collection
Tomashi Jackson’s 2018 Still Remains is a new addition to the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery, Miami

M Woods Art Museum: Lin Han and Wanwan Lei
Beijing; New York
Inheritance
Contemporary art

Nachson Mimran
Gstaad, Switzerland; Senegal
Agriculture; hotels
Contemporary art

Jessica and Jason Moment
San Francisco
Investments (Route One Investment Company)
Contemporary art

Katie Schwab Paige and Matt Paige
San Francisco
Investments
Contemporary art

Thomas Schütte, Drittes Tier, 2018, Nachson Mirman collection
Thomas Schütte’s colossal sculpture Drittes Tier, 2018, was airlifted into Nachson Mimran’s garden. Photo: Aurélien Mole

Irene Panagopoulos
Athens
Shipping (Magna Marine Inc.)
Contemporary art

Kate Peachway and Josh Dienstag
New York
Inheritance (investments)
Contemporary art

Alexander Petalas
London
Philanthropy (The Perimeter)
Contemporary art

Gina and Stuart Peterson
San Francisco
Venture capital (ARTIS Ventures)
Contemporary art

Cecily Brown, View hung, 2007, Maria Sukkar
Cecily Brown, View hung, 2007, in the Maria Sukkar collection. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery

Kevin Poon
Hong Kong
Entrepreneur
Contemporary art

Eugenio Re Rebaudengo
Turin, Italy
Inheritance; entrepreneur
Contemporary art

Keith Rivers
Los Angeles; Paris
Athletics (National Football League)
Contemporary art, with a focus on artists of African descent

Ondine de Rothschild
Paris
Inheritance
Contemporary art

Neil Shen
Hong Kong
Venture capital (Sequoia Capital China)
Contemporary art

Adrian Paci, The Column, 2013, Maris and Irina Vitols
In his 2013 film The Column, Adrian Paci traces the journey of a block of marble from China en route to be carved. Maris and Irina Vitols purchased the resulting work which was exhibited at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2014. ©Delfino Sisto Legnani

Adria and Brian Sheth
Austin, Texas
Investments (Vista Equity Partners)
Contemporary art

Leo Shih
Taichung, Taiwan
Technology; trading
Modern and contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese art; international contemporary art

Maria Sukkar
London
Waste management and environmental protection
Modern and contemporary art

T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyun)
Seoul
Entertainment
Contemporary art

Aaron Fowler, He Was, 2015, Tina Perry-Whitney and Ric Whitney collection
Aaron Fowler’s mixed-media work He Was, 2015, as installed in Tina Perry-Whitney and Ric Whitney’s art storage. ©Delfino Sisto Legnan

Maris and Irina Vitols
Riga, Latvia
Entrepreneur
Eastern and Central European contemporary art

Tina Perry-Whitney and Ric Whitney
Los Angeles
Media, entertainment, and publishing
Contemporary art, with a focus on African-American art, street and graffiti art, and art of the African diaspora

Andrew Xue
Beijing
Investments
Contemporary art

Frank Yang
Shenzhen, China
Investments
Contemporary art

Francisco Copello, El Mimo y La Bandera, The Mime and the Flag, 1975, Juan Yarur
Juan Yarur’s collection of contemporary art focuses on work by Chilean artists. Above, a work from Santiago-born Francisco Copello’s 1975 photographic series “El Mimo y La Bandera” (The Mime and the Flag). Courtesy the artist

Juan Yarur
Santiago, Chile
Inheritance (textiles); banking
Contemporary art, with a focus on Chilean artists

Yan Shijie and Cao Mei
Beijing
Real estate; philanthropy (Red Brick Art Museum)
Contemporary art

Tiffany Zabludowicz
New York
Inheritance
Contemporary art

Zeng Zimo
Shanghai
Entertainment
Contemporary art

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