Favorite Artists: With major contemporary names like Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, and Robert Mapplethorpe sitting cheek to jowl with works by Minor White, Irving Penn, Man Ray, and George Platt Lynes, he has a veritable museum-quality collection of works—so much so, in fact, that in 2016, Tate Modern presented “The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From the Sir Elton John Collection.” Although photography makes up the lion’s share of John’s holdings, he’s also a fan of Wang Guangyi, Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Philip Taaffe, and (sensing a theme here?) Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Notable Transactions: In 2016, John consigned a collaborative work by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat to Sotheby’s. The untitled piece carried a high estimate of $1.1 million. It only achieved $935,000.
Originally published at artnet News
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