Top Ten Art Collectors

The ARTnews magazine has released a list of the top 200 art collectors from around the world. It’s probably a good list of names to have on your exhibition mailing list, especially if your works sell for more than a few hundred thousand a piece.

Here’s a list of the top 10 art collectors..

  • Eli Broad – Contemporary art
  • Steven Cohen – Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary artContinue Reading

Most Expensive Painting Ever

There has been a lot of news around about the most expensive painting ever to be sold recently, so I thought I would go see what people have been saying about it.
For those that didn’t hear, a Gustav Klimt painting sold to Ronald S Lauder for about $135 million (American dollars).

The Spiegel in Germany called it the “Mona Lisa for America”..Continue Reading

Most Expensive Painting by Gustav Klimt

The famous Austrian painter Gustav Klimt has reportedly set a record for the most expensive painting to be sold. The 1907 iconic work “Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I” has sold for $135 million dollars.
The billionaire cosmetics heir to the Estée Lauder fortune, Ronald S Lauder snapped the painting up to be exhibited in a museum in New York.
The painting was stolen by the Nazis in 1938 from the aunt and uncle of Maria Altmann. Maria only recently became the owner of the painting this year after reclaiming it. The work had been hanging in the National Gallery of Austria for the past 60 years.Continue Reading