ARTnews 2022 Edition Top 200 Collectors List: Introduction –

What are the world’s top collectors looking to buy in the next 12 months? It won’t say much. When asked by Seattle collectors Joseph Vaskovitz and Lisa Goodman, in response to a question about who would soon be involved in the work, he said ARTnews, “It’s mostly a secret – otherwise someone else would buy it first!” They were eager to admit, however, that they had bought pieces from Betye Saar, Carolina Caycedo, and Peter Uka.

C said. Silvia Weber, curator of the Reinhold Worth Group, which last year collected the works of Camille Pissarro, Franz Marc, Elmgren and Dragest: “Ask me again next year what happened.”

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since 1990, ARTnews He compiled an annual list of the world’s 200 most active and influential collectors by consulting numerous industry insiders: dealers, consultants, auction house specialists, curators and others. This 33rd edition of the top 200 collectors brings together a diverse group of individuals to date. New names include Anita Blanchard, Martin Nesbitt, Basel Dallol, Mima, Cesar Reyes and Jane Rubio. They join the likes of Cheech Marin, Pamela J.Joyner, Bernard Lumpkin, Komal Shah, Gaurav Garg, Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez, Ric Whitney, Tina Perry-Whitney, Paul, Trudy Cejas, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, whose View a glimpse of his group in this issue.

In addition to purchasing works from galleries, galleries and fairs around the world, such as the Venice Biennale and Art Basel, the collectors that appear on the following pages are often major players in the art world. They commission bold new works, grant curatorial positions and residencies, fund museum exhibitions, and chair major institutional boards. In the latter case, another new name on the top 200 is Dennis Gardner and her husband, Gary; Denise made history in 2021 when she became chair of the Board of Directors of the Art Institute of Chicago, the first black woman to hold this position in a museum in the United States.

Many of these collectors are reflecting on the most pressing issues facing the art world today. Rodney Miller, also new to the list, started collecting 25 years ago and has been faithful for about the same length. He believes that the cultural shift to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion should only continue to build. “We all benefit from hearing all voices, and we all have to do our part to make that happen,” he said.

This dedication also extends to collectors’ purchasing practices. said Gardners, who recently acquired the main works of Eggshan Adams (People’s Artist of the Year) and is looking for Edmonia Lewis’ work. “We were also particularly interested in bridging the historical gaps in our group to help tell a more complete story about the power and mastery of art by people from the African diaspora.”

Blanchard and Nesbitt added: “The relegation friendships go much further than that [the value of] Things…we collect. Our lives are enriched not only by the work the artists produce, but also by the joy and fellowship we share with the art community.”

Although there is a lot of work to be done, it is the conversations with artists, curators and dealers, as well as the joy of being with art, that keep the world’s top collectors of antiques going. “The artist’s energy and purpose behind a piece radiates through the work, and in turn, you live those experiences and feel those feelings inside your home and throughout the space,” Cejases said. Living with art is great.

A version of this article appears in the 2022 issue of ARTnews’ Top 200 Collector’s Edition, titled “The Changing Face of Collecting.”

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