Celebrity Art Collectors
Many celebrities are known for being famous in their fields, whether it be in music or in theater or in the movie industry. But little do people know that some celebrities are also art collectors, each with different interests and different styles. Here are some celebrities who have collected art over the past few years:
- Pharrell Williams
In Miami, Pharrell William’s penthouse is well known for housing a massive art collection that contains contemporary art from sculptors and painters such as KAWS and Takashi Murakami. Williams also owns works by Keith Haring and Daniel Arsham
- Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is not only one of the best actors on screen, but also an avid art collector, often attending art fairs around New York and Miami. DiCaprio has a collection of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, and many more. The current collection that DiCaprio houses contains Salvador Dali as well as Takashi Murakami.
- Jay-Z and Beyonce
Artists themselves in the music industry, Jay-Z and Beyonce are both very avid art collectors as well, with Beyonce influencing Jay-Z to collect art. The couple owns pieces by Andy Warhol, David Hammons, George Condo, Ed Ruscha, and many more. This collection is not only expensive, but contains a lot of flair and flashy characteristics. The most common place that they have gone to for art collecting is the Art Basel Miami.
- Tobey Maguire
Along with being the actor for the Spiderman movies, Tobey Maguire also has a passion for the arts, mainly been seen at the Art Basel Miami as well as the New York Armory Show. He has also been sighted in numerous auctions bidding for art masterpieces. In 2007, Maguire purchased a painting from artist Kaz Oshiro and also Mark Rylen’s drawing of “Tincture”.
- Chris Martin
The lead singer for the group Coldplay also has a unique art collection of his own. His most recent one was won between a bidding war with him and Charlize Theron, eventually winning out the painting “Red Balloon” by Banksy, a well known graffiti artist.
- Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz, artist and artist collector, has bought some remarkable pieces from well known painters such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Basquiat, Swoon, KAWS, Takashi Murakami, and Cecily Brown. Basquiat’s art works first influenced him to start collecting art and from then on his collection has expanded.
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
The power couple on screen is known by many for spending millions on pieces of art. Brad Pitt has an art collection that is worth almost 18 million euros, purchasing pieces from artists such as Neo Rauch, Yayoi Kusama, Marcel Dzama, and Banksy. His main interest is in Art Deco furniture, along with contemporary art and design.
- David and Victoria Beckham
The soccer star and the model both are known for loving fashion as well as arts, gathering an impressive art collection that is revolved around the theme of love, including works from artists such as Sam Taylor Wood, Tracey Emin, Banksy, and Damien Hirst.
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