Top Celebrity Art Collectors: Sir Elton John

 May 22, 2019

Collecting Vibe: Once described as having “an art gallery designed by Austin Powers,” the Rocket Man isn’t shy about the art he loves, and he loves photography.  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 […]

Top Celebrity Art Collectors: Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys

 May 19, 2019

Collecting Vibe: Super-saturated, pop-inflected, larger than life.   Favorite Artists: Music impresario Kasseem Dean (better known as Swizz Beatz) and his wife, musician Alicia Keys, are two collectors with an increasingly large art-world footprint. (He says he bought 70 works last year alone.) He’s a superfan of Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS, and has one of the artist’s enormous wooden sculptures in […]

Top Celebrity Art Collectors: Oprah Winfrey

 May 16, 2019

Collecting Vibe: Americana with a focus on African American artists Favorite Artists: A home tour of Oprah’s library revealed works by sculptor Gaston Lachaise and painter Harry Roseland. Above the mantlepiece is Back From the Fields (1945) by the master of Americana, Thomas Hart Benton. In her Indiana farmhouse, a vertical portrait by Roseland called To The Highest Bidder depicts a female slave on the auction block. Notable […]

Exhibition at the Palace: Monaco, 6 May 1955. The Story of a Meeting

 May 14, 2019

On Monday 13 May, H.S.H. the Prince officially opened the exhibition “Monaco, 6 May 1955. The Story of a Meeting” which can be discovered as part of a visit to the State Rooms of the Palace of Monaco until 15 October 2019. Organised by the Archives of the Palace of Monaco and the Monaco Audiovisual […]

Top Celebrity Art Collectors: Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

 May 13, 2019

Collecting Vibe: Cohesive, with impressive depth and attention to detail. Favorite Artists: The comedian and her actress wife, who has recently entered the scrum of individuals hoping to democratize the art market, are actually legitimate art collectors with an envy-inducing array of works. A home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest reveals a ping-pong table by Rirkrit Tiravanija juxtaposed with a woven […]

Top Celebrity Art Collectors: Sean “P Diddy” Combs

 May 10, 2019

Collecting Vibe: According to his son, Quincy Brown: “He’s done it all. What’s left? Collecting art.” Brown also seemed to think that Combs’s record-setting purchase of a Kerry James Marshall was the start of a whole new endeavor, and that he would be starting “his own Getty Center” (but it was TMZ doing the questioning, so don’t […]

Prints of Plants – A Workshop at the Villa Paloma, Open to All

 May 08, 2019

The New National Museum of Monaco is holding a workshop for the general public this Saturday, 11 May, at the Villa Paloma. It will be led by Camille Barlerin, in connection with the exhibition of a work by Michel Blazy, Collection de chaussures (Shoe Collection).  The work Collection de chaussures (2015-2019), by Michel Blazy, was produced […]

Top Celebrity Art Collectors: Barbra Streisand

 May 07, 2019

Collecting Vibe: She collects out of passion—as a matter of fact, she recently told the Associated Press that she did her most recent tour to save up for a Modigliani purchase. Favorite Artists: The songstress has a penchant for 18th- and 19th-century furniture and design and folk art. She has been a collector of American art since attending Bill […]

Why the Tiny City-State of Monaco Might Be Home to the World’s Most Resplendent Art Fair

 May 04, 2019

“The royal affair, now in its fifth edition, may be the most luxurious art fair in business.” – reports artnet News Is artmonte-carlo the world’s fanciest art fair? If the private jets, helicopters, yachts, diamond jewelry, honey-glazed pig’s heads, meringues, velvety cream cakes, and—oh yes—million-dollar artworks are anything to go by, then yes, it is. […]

Top Celebrity Art Collectors: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian

 May 04, 2019

Collecting Vibe: Edgy, fashionable, looks good on album cover and/or in music video. Favorite Artists: Ye recently went on a tweet spree thanking fellow Chicagoan Kerry James Marshall for his artistry. He’s worked with Takashi Murakami multiple times; most recently the Japanese artist illustrated the cover for West’s collaborative album with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghosts. Ye has also commissioned George Condo to create […]

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