10 Mais valiosas Coleções de Obra de Artes particulares

10 Art collection Private more valuable of the World 

10. Steven Cohen - Art collection: $750 millionSteven Cohen
Hedge fund titan has been a prolific buyer of art, said to have spent upward of $500 million in recent years. He paid David Geffen a record $137 million for a de Kooning, a month after having paid him $63.5 million for another de Kooning. He agreed to pay $139 million for a Picasso, but the sale fell apart after seller Stephen Wynn put his elbow through the painting. Also owns Damien's Hirst's 13-foot shark (pictured); encased in formaldehyde, it reportedly rotted and was replaced. His SAC Capital bought a stake in Sotheby's auction house earlier this year.

9. Leon Black - Art collection: $750 millionLeon Black
Private equity specialist reportedly paid $27 million in 2005 for Constantin Brancusi's "Bird in Space" (pictured), at the time a record for a sculpture. Today his collection includes works by old masters, impressionists and contemporary artists. He sits on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. He also helped fund a biography of Pablo Picasso. Love of art runs in his blood: According to reports, his mother was an artist and an aunt ran a Manhattan art gallery.



8. Paul Allen - Art collection: $750 millionPaul Allen
Microsoft co-founder has an impressive collection of art by French impressionists, post-impressionists and 20th century masters. Reportedly owns Claude Monet's "Rouen Cathedral: Afternoon Effect" (pictured), Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "La Liseuse," Roy Lichtenstein's "The Kiss" and Jasper Johns' "Numbers." Secretive collector unveiled some of his collection for the first time in 2006 at the Experience Music Project at Seattle Center, a museum dedicated to innovation in popular music, which he co-founded.


7. Leonard Lauder - Art collection: $800 millionLeonard Lauder
Chairman of Estee Lauder, founded by his mother. Has one of the finest private collections of Cubist art in the world. Collection said to include Picasso's 1909 "Nude Woman in an Armchair" (pictured) and Braque's "Fruit Dish and Glass." Got his start collecting postcards and posters as a child; gifted his collection of 25,000 20th century Japanese postcards to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2002. Chairman emeritus of the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, gave them $131 million in 2008.


6. Nasser David Khalili - Art collection: $900 millionNasser David Khalili
Iranian-born academic and former art dealer has one of the largest private collections of Islamic art with over 20,000 items; includes rare paintings, textiles and manuscripts (like the one pictured). Bought his first piece, a 19 century Qajar lacquer pen box, as a teenager. Also collects Japanese Art from the Meiji period, Indian and Swedish textiles, Spanish metal works. Nicknamed the secret sultan, left Iran before the 1979 revolution and now lives in London.


5. Ronald Lauder - Art collection: $1 billionRonald Lauder
Son of cosmetics maven Estee Lauder, bought his first artwork, a self-portrait by Egon Schiele, with $10,000 given to him at his bar mitzvah. Has said that there are three categories of art: "Oh," "Oh, my" and "Oh, my God." Claims he only collects the latter. Paid reported $135 million for Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer" (pictured), at the time the largest sum paid for a single painting. Today he reportedly owns 4,000 pieces including one of world's best collections of Medieval Art and European armor. Honorary chairman of the Museum of Modern Art, exhibits some of his collection at the Neue Galerie in New York, which he opened in November 2001.


4. David Geffen - Art collection: $1 billionDavid Geffen
Hollywood mogul has proved to be an astute buyer and seller of art. In a period of months in 2006, well before the current slump in contemporary art prices, he reportedly sold four paintings for $420 million including Jasper Johns' "False Start" to Citadel's Kenneth Griffin for $80 million and Willem de Kooning's "Police Gazette" and "Woman III" to SAC Capital's Steve Cohen for $63.5 million and $137 million, respectively. His still vast art collection includes more works by all three artists and others, including Jasper Johns' "Target with Plaster Casts" (pictured).


3. Eli Broad - Art collection: $1 billionEli Broad
A billionaire who made his fortune in home building, Broad has been collecting art for four decades, amassing nearly 2,000 works by more than 200 artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd and Andy Warhol. His favorite piece is Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" (pictured). Broad ran out of wall space in 1984, prompting him to create the Broad Art Foundation, a lending library that makes his artwork available to institutions around the world. Still an active buyer, Broad says he's probably bought about 10 to 15 works in the past year: "We don't buy anything that's ordinary."


2. Francois Pinault - Art collection: $1.4 billionFrancois Pinault
French luxury goods titan whose business empire includes auction house Christie's. His personal art collection encompasses 2,000-plus works by over 80 artists including Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and Jeff Koons as well as new talents such as Swiss-born Urs Fischer. Displays some of his key works, such as Maurizio Cattelan's "Untitled 2007" (pictured), at his two museums in Venice: the Palazzo Grassi, which opened in 2006; and the Punta della Dogana, a former customs house that opened in June. Once told Forbes: "I am interested in art that challenges me, that disturbs the calm and reassurance of the bourgeois lifestyle."


1. Philip Niarchos - Art collection: $2 billion
Philip Niarchos
Eldest son of late Greek shipping magnate, Stavros Niarchos, inherited father's art collection of such masterpieces as Vincent van Gogh's "Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear" (pictured) and Pablo Picasso's self-portrait "Yo, Picasso." Philip, who is a board member of the Museum of Modern Art, has added such contemporary works as Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Self-Portrait" and Andy Warhol's "Shot Red Marilyn." Commissioned to do Philip's portrait, Warhol created a series based on CAT-scans of Philip's skull. While Philip is intensely private, multiple art experts pinned his collection as world's most valuable in private hands.


Source: Forbes.com

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