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.
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
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
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
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
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
Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, Marylin Minter’s muse and collector of Andreas Gursky, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince
Tag name: @amyphelan123
Entrepreneur and night club owner based in Shanghai. Recently founded the private exhibition space “Qiao Space”
Tag name: @qiaozhibing
Barry Thomas Malin
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
Art collector and jeweler based in New York
Tag name: @sfried