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 1st part of an 8 part series.
Antoine de Werd
Lawyer specialising in divorce law, a passionate collector of both tribal art and contemporary art.
Tag name: @antoinedewerd
Owner of Kantor Gallery, and collector of contemporary art, based in Los Angeles.
Tag name: @nielskantor
Co-Founder and Director of Stark Retail Indonesia, collector of Indonesian art.
Tag name: @yosieirawan
CEO of ASG Investment corporation, a commercial and residential real estate investment company in Puerto Rico.
Tag name: @aizenmanj
Works in the textile distribution business, has been collecting art over 25 years
Tag name: @albertochehebar
Young German collector focusing on emerging artists such as Matthew Stone or Peppi Bottrop.
Tag name: @torsten_butzen
Cofounder of the Frank-Suss Collection. He is on the Advisory Board of Global Angels, an international charity empowering disadvantaged children and their communities around the world.
Tag name: @robertsuss
Assistant director, Social Media for the art world Fitz & Co. She is also the founder of Nail Art History.
Tag name: @susikenna
The most talked about collector and art patron of the moment – turning everything he touches into art! Founder of K11 Art Foundation and the K11 art mall.
Tag name: @ac_kaf
Former Wall Street Executive. She, along with her husband, Oliver, is a champion for emerging and contemporary arts in New York and abroad.
Tag name: @csart430