Collecting art is by far one of the most popular high-value hobbies around today. With some people spending decades of their life on the hunt for a single piece, it’s easy to see that those in this field are extremely passionate. Only the greatest and most driven collectors ever manage to build a truly magnificent collection, though. So, to help and inspire you, this post will be going through three of the greatest art collectors in the world, as well as some help to start building your own arty museum.
- Peter M. Brant
Despite being the heir to a massive printing fortune, Peter M. Brant started his collection out of his own pocket. As a young man, Brant made his first large windfall when he was in college and was instantly hooked into the art scene. With this income, he bought two Warhols and a Franz Kline, making for an impressive start to his collection. Brant mainly collected contemporary art but is also known for his exploits in design and furniture, as well. Today, his collection is rated as one of the best in the world, with loads of pieces he’s commissioned himself, and it hasn’t stopped growing.
- Viatcheslav Kantor
Viatcheslav Kantor hasn’t been in the art scene for as long as Brant but has still managed to make a huge impact in his time in this field, with a large part of his collection on public display. Kantor’s main focus is on Russian and Jewish art from the 20th Century, but he’s also been known to collected contemporary pieces, too. As any great lover of art would want, Viatcheslav Kantor’s art collection is on display at his most local art gallery, Moscow’s Museum of Avant-Garde Mastery. This makes this collector one of the most respected out there, for sharing his passion with the world.
- Adrian Cheng
Adrian Cheng is one of the youngest billionaires in the world and has only been interested in art for about six years. Since starting, though, he’s made a huge impact on the contemporary art scene in his home country of China. After inheriting his family’s retail mall business, Cheng has gone on to combine his business with his pleasure. Each of his modern malls has an art gallery exhibition space on the basement level of the building. This gives shoppers the chance to enjoy his art, and artists the chance to put their work on display where it will be seen by the masses.
- Building Your Own
One of the biggest mutual factors found between art collectors is wealth. Unfortunately, this sort of interest can be a very expensive one, if you expect to be buying pieces from the best artists. Of course, though, this doesn’t mean you can’t start building a respectable collection. Using online resources, you can find loads of guides to help you buy art you can afford. This will mean making a couple of compromises. But, ultimately, it will be the best way to get yourself started in the world of art.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working on your own art collection. This sort of hobby is great for people with plenty of time to spare. Going to auctions, shopping online, and researching pieces will all take time. But, in the end, it will be worth it.