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89 Top Art Collectors

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16. Peter M. Brant

 Peter Brant bought his first pieces of art after turning an $8,000 initial investment into several hundred thousand dollars as a young man. According to The New York Times, Brants first purchase was a couple Andy Warhols and, later, a major Franz Kline. In 1976, Brant commissioned Andy Warhol to paint his cocker apsniel, Ginger. Warhol made two paintings of Ginger, as well as drawings. Now he has a collection of over 15,000 works, and what is considered the largest collections of Warhol’s work.







17. Edythe L. and Eli

 Broad was the founding chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1979 and held that post until 1984. During his tenure he recruited Pontus Hulten as founding director of the museum. In 2008, his foundation gave $30 million challenge grant to rebuild the museum’s endowment and to provide exhibition support.

Broad is a life trusee and member of the executive committee of Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, where he recruited Adnrea Rich to become the museum’s president as well as Michael Goven as the director. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation gave $60 million to LACMA for renovations in order to create the Broad Contemporary Art Museum. 







18. Bettina and Donald L. Bryant Jr

 Donald Bryant Jr. is a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His home in Napa Valley displays his passion of modern art. Richard Serra’s “Out-of_round VII” is the focal point in his apartment’s master bedroom, as it is nearly seven square feet. In his living room he has a Picasso oil of a nude women, a Jackson Pollock drip painting and several Willem de Kooning oils.

Mr. Bryant refers to his apartment in New York, a block away from central park, as his private museum. He and his wife use the apartment to throw parties for friends, curators, collectors and dealers.







19. Frieder Burda

 Frieder Burda is an heir to the Burda publishing and magazine empire in Germany. He has collected more than 1000 works of art. Burda’s collection can be seen in Germany at the Baden-Baden museum. He began collecting artwork in 1960, when he acquired a torn canvas by Lucio Fontana. His passion for art goes back to when he was a child. As long as he can remember, Frieder Burda was surrounded by the German expressionist paintings of his father’s collection (i.e. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, and Max Becmann) which forged his love of color.

Some of the artists that are in his collection are: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, August Macke, post-war artists Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz - who was a friend of Frieder Burda -and the American painters Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning and Alex Katz, and Pablo Picasso.







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