Top 10 Art Collectors to Follow on Instagram (part 3 of 8)

Published Aug, 2017

Collectors - traditionally mythical creatures of the art world that from time to time can be glimpsed at during private views, or to be more precise at VIP previews of Frieze, Basel, Tefaf and a handful of other fairs and biennales. In the 21st century, collectors are turning into mere mortals as they join the rest of us Instagram. Get your phones out and start following these gals and guys.

This is the 3rd part of an 8 part series.


Nicolas Berggruen

United States

Entrepreneur, son of renowned collector Heinz Berggruen, formerly called the “homeless billionaire” for his lifestyle of living in hotels around the world.

Tag name: @nicolasberggruen


Wanwan Lei


Co-founder of the first private art museum in Beijing’s 798 Art District, the M Woods Museum. Partner of Lin Han.

Tag name: @wanwan_lei


Lin Han


A 28 year old collector from Beijing. He co-founded M Woods Museum. Partner of Wanwan Lei.

Tag name: @linhan_lhbb


Michael Xufu Huang


Cofounder of the private art museum M Woods together with collector couple Wanwan Lei and Lin Han.

Tag name: @michaelxufuhuang


Dasha Zhukova


Founder of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, the first philanthropic institution in Russia with a public mandate for contemporary art, Wife of Roman Abramovich

Tag name: @d_zhukova


Francois Odermatt


One of Montreal’s mega-collectors of contemporary art, who is known for rather buying large scale installations then easy-to-handle artworks.

Tag name: @francoisodermatt


Amy Phelan

United States

Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, Marylin Minter’s muse and collector of Andreas Gursky, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince

Tag name: @amyphelan123


Qiao Zhibing


Entrepreneur and night club owner based in Shanghai. Recently founded the private exhibition space “Qiao Space”

Tag name: @qiaozhibing


Barry Thomas Malin

United States

Physician specializing in major reconstructive surgery for patients with head and neck cancer, founder of Burning in Water art gallery and project space

Tag name: @burning_in_water_art


Scott Friedman

United States

Art collector and jeweler based in New York

Tag name: @sfried

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