Leonardo DiCaprio in the list of the most influential collectors in the world automatic translate
NEW YORK. The American magazine ARTnews for the 25th time published Top-200 most influential collectors of art. This year 23 new names appeared on the list.
When compiling the rating, the publication team consults with collectors, art dealers, auctioneers, museum directors, gallery owners and consultants from more than 20 countries. This year, the prestigious list included 23 new names, including Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio (Leonardo DiCaprio, 1974).
A new issue of ARTnews appeared on the art market at a historic moment - the cost of paintings reached unprecedented levels. «Version O» of the famous «Algerians» (Les Femmes d’Alger, 14.02.1955) Pablo Picasso (Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973), sold May 11, 2015 at Christie’s auction in New York for 179.4 million dollars and became the most expensive work of art ever sold at this auction. Recall that in May this year, the total sales of the auction house and its main rival Sotheby’s reached a «staggering» 2.5 billion dollars.
In his article in the New York Post it is mentioned that the new owner of Picasso’s picture is the former Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Al Thani, however, the employees of the auction house, by tradition, did not confirm this information. The auctioneer Jussi Pilkanen noted that representatives of more than 40 countries took part in this historic auction, and people who had not previously engaged in collecting art were involved in bidding for the ten most desirable lots.
In the modern art market there are many new players from all over the world, but most of them prefer to remain anonymous. However, there are those who are on the list for many years. Among them, Edith L. and Eli Broad, Fayez Sarofim and Agnes Gund, Charles Saatchi, Dakis Joannou and Martin Margulies, ). More than 20 times in the prestigious list are the names of Leonard Lauder, Francois Pinault, owner of Christie’s, banker Eric de Rothschild, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, etc..
In the list of owners of private museums and exhibition halls, there are 46 names, including the founder of the Moscow Center for Contemporary Art «Garage» Dasha Zhukova, who along with her partner - billionaire Roman Abramovich, have always been present in the Top-200 since 2008.
Most of all in the list of ARTnews names of collectors of contemporary art. In 1990, they accounted for 61% of the total, in 2015 - almost 90%). Most of the collections consist of 19th century art objects, as well as arts and crafts. It is worth noting that, according to statistics, the number of collectors of «old masters» decreased from 15% in 1990 to 10% this year.
Among the new names of the most influential collectors, Chinese filmmakers Wang Zhongjun (contemporary art), Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani (postwar and contemporary art), American investors Daniel and Brett Sundheim (contemporary art), young investors from Bangladesh Nadia and Rajib Samdani (Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani, antique silver art, contemporary art from South Asia), Lebanese businessmen Elam and Tony Salame (contemporary art of the last decade), owners of the company for productions the software Germans Sabina and Hasso Plattner (Sabine and Hasso Plattner, painting and impressionism), Brazilian real estate investors Jenny and Selmo Nissenbaum (minimalism), American neurosurgeon Dr. Frank Moore and his wife Nina Moore (Nina and Frank Moore), the art of the last 20 years) and others.
Undoubtedly one of the most interesting names in the list of the most influential collectors is Leonardo DiCaprio. The first picture of an actor named after the genius of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci, the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), and for many years he gradually added to the collection of the work of Egon Schiele (1890-1918) ), Picasso, Andreas Gursky (Andreas Gursky), Takashi Murakami, Rasha Ed (Ed Rusha), Elizabeth Peyton (Peyton), Sarah Lucas (Sarah Lucas), etc.
On May 14, 2013, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation organized Christie’s charity auction in New York, which in one evening raised $ 38.8 million, which was donated to support various environmental initiatives (Leonardo’s second big passion DiCaprio).
Thomas Seydou, a private art dealer and former Christie’s specialist, noted the dynamically changing trends in the modern art market: «In less than five years, the price level at auctions has been seriously updated. Today, the real bidding starts from 100 million dollars. People think that this is speculation and investment, but it’s not so, «the trader categorically states.
Todd Levin, director of Levin Art Group, speaking about the situation on the market, said that no one knows how long such a situation will last. True collectors remain in the «game» both during growth and during the recession in the market.