Thursday, June 28, 2012

Top 10 Art Collectors in The U.S.

American Rank #1
World Rank #4. Art Collector:
Barbara and Ted Alfond
Location:
Weston, Massachusetts; Vail, Colorado
Employment:
Fashion (retired)
Built new sports center for Rollins College
Art Collection:
Collects american art and furniture

American Rank#2
World Rank #5. Art Collector:
Paul Allen
Location:
Seattle
Employment:
Computer software and sports franchises, co found Microsoft
Founder and Chairman of Vulcan Inc., own NFL, NBA, MLS teams
Art Collection:
Collects impressionism, Old Masters; modern and contemporary art; tribal art

American Rank #3
World Rank #6. Art Collector:
Lonn Apfel
Location:
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Employment:
Collecting for over 12 years

Art Collection:
Realism
American Rank #4
World Rank #9. Art Collector:
Laura and John Arnold
Location:
Houston
Employment:
started at Enron, Hedge fund, giving away half of salary to The Giving Pledge
Art Collection:
Impressionism; postwar and contemporary art

American Rank #5
World Rank #13. Art Collector:
Hank And Mary Beckman
Location:
Dallas, TX
Employment:
Art Collection:
collects traditional western, Russian Impressionist, contemporary western, and old illustrators.

American Rank #6
World Rank #14. Art Collector:
Maria and William Bell Jr.
Location:
Los Angeles
Employment:
Television production, creator and executive producer of the The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful
Art Collection:
Modern and contemporary art

American Rank #7
World Rank #17. Art Collector:
Stephanie And Bill Birdsall
Location:
Tucson, AZ
Employment:
has been collecting for over 20 years
Art Collection:
collects representational landscapes, florals, still lifes, seascapes

American Rank #8
World Rank #18. Art Collector:
Leon Black
Location:
New York, New York
Employment:
Private equity specialist
Art Collection:
On the board of the MET and MOMA
funded biography of Pablo Picasso
Collects old masters and contemporary art worth $750 million

American Rank #9
World Rank #19. Art Collector:
Nelson Blitz Jr. and Catherine Woodard
Location:
New York and Rye, New York
Employment:
HVAC mechanical contracting
Art Collection:
German Expressionism; modern and contemporary art; Wiener Werkstatte metalwork and furniture

American Rank # 10
World Rank #20. Art Collector:
Neil G. Bluhm
Location:
Chicago
Employment:
Real estate, investments, owns the Chicago's Four Seasons Hotel and MGM Tower in Los Angeles, apart from a number of casinos. He also owns the real estate investment firm JMB Realty
Art Collection:
Contemporary art

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