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ARTnews publishes the list of the world's 200 top art collectors; Contemporary art is most popular
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NEW YORK, NY.- Who are the art world’s biggest spenders? Composed by ARTnews editors and correspondents around the world, the 24th annual ARTnews 200 is published with a larger number of new or returning collectors and an exciting addition.

This year, 33 collectors are new or returning to the list including Leonard Lauder of cosmetics company Estée Lauder, Campbell’s Soup heir Charlotte Colket Weber, fashion world’s Maramotti Family, and three couples of the retail giant Bed Bath & Beyond, Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg, Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg, and Susan and Leonard Feinstein.

Also named this year are fashion powerhouses Miuccia Prada and Maurice Marciano, advertising mogul Charles Saatchi, heirs to the French perfume empire Florence and Daniel Guerlain, English jeweler Laurence Graff, owner of Uniqlo Tadashi Yanai, artist Damien Hirst, media moguls and MoMA benefactors Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros, fashion design and retail magnates Agnes and Karlheinz Essl and Uli Knecht, publishing powerhouses Benedikt Taschen and Thomas Shao, and Walmart heiress Alice Walton.

Just over half of the ARTnews 200 collectors have primary residences in the United States; 13 reside in Switzerland; 12 in the United Kingdom; 11 each in Germany and China; and 8 reside in France.

Contemporary art remains the most popular type collected by those on the list, while Modern art, Postwar/Abstract, Impressionism/Post Impressionism, and Old Masters follow as the most purchased.

New to this year’s coverage, ARTnews introduces The Ten—a list of international visionary collectors who are shaking up the art world. The Ten includes Brooklyn Museum board president Stephanie Ingrassia and husband Tim Ingrassia, Hong Kong entrepreneur and one of the world’s youngest billionaires Adrian Cheng, founder of the SAHA Art Fund Füsun Eczacıbasi, Los Angeles County Museum of Art trustee Viveca Paulin-Ferrell, Belgian art collector Alain Servais, and founder of the Emdash Foundation Andrea Dibelius.

The full ARTnews 200 list can be found at while individual profiles of The Ten will be posted throughout the summer. Both lists can be found in the ARTnews Summer issue, on newsstands July 8.

Today's News

July 9, 2014

Photography at the Städel Museum from the beginnings to 1960 opens in Frankfurt

Andy Warhol's Empire returns to its iconic New York setting for anniversary celebration

Yevgeni Khaldei's Leica camera that took world famous war photo for sale at Bonhams

Christie's Evening Sale of Old Master & British Paintings in London realises $77 million

The Huntington Library acquires two paintings by important African American artists

ARTnews publishes the list of the world's 200 top art collectors; Contemporary art is most popular

National Portrait Gallery announces first exhibition exploring the life of Virginia Woolf through portraits

Celebrated sculptor Joel Shapiro creates a new installation work for the Portland Art Museum

Getty Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of works by photographer Minor White

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art presents the work of Gerardo Dottori

Summer exhibition at Laurence Miller Gallery features small works by gallery artists and other greats

Group show curated by Sharon Louden opens at Morgan Lehman Gallery

Exhibition of stamps of the Principality of Liechtenstein on view at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Elizabeth Glaessner's first solo exhibition in New York City opens at P.P.O.W.

Field Broadcast unveils a series of new live broadcast artworks

Exhibition of works by Soon Hak Kwon on view at Union Gallery

Asian Art in London celebrates its seventeenth year

New season of Art21 Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres October 24 on PBS

Unique art exhibition reflecting upon Brazil World Cup 2014 on view in Sydney

Last chance to see: 'India: Jewels that Enchanted the World' at The State Museums of Moscow

National Maritime Museum, London acquires 9 meter long mural

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