Celebrity have their special tastes in art and furniture

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Katharine Hepburn is showcased in a photo. Stars like their collections of exclusive products or artwork.

I have had a few superstar consumers over the a long time as an appraiser, and even though I can not talk about my have clients’ collections, Town and Country, Self-importance Good and Artwork Net News have noted on superstar preferences this earlier thirty day period.

Netflix’s documentary collection “Harry and Meghan” shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Basis Workplaces in Montecito decorated with a copy of the 1836 “Portrait of Louise Mayer” by Ferdinand Georg Waldemuller. A gorgeous young female in a magnificent gown is observed blowing a huge pink bubblegum bubble.

The 1st pair of American pop new music, Beyonce and Jay-Z, possess will work by Tracy Emin, Donald Judd and Ed Ruscha, all fashionable modern masters. Jay Z has labored with visuals by Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst on phase. In 2018, the pair shot a tunes video clip in the Lourve singing and dancing along with the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Mona Lisa in the Denon Wing, David’s Oath of the Horati and his Madame Recamier, and Gericault’s Raft of the Medusa.
Leonardo DiCaprio is noted to be a common at several International Art Fairs, and he is a generous donor of works of artwork he has owned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork.

He reports artwork heritage, remaining real to his namesake. He is bringing Leonardo da Vinci to lifetime in a biopic based mostly on Walter Isaacson’s book. Sources say Leonardo DiCaprio collects surrealism and hyperrealism.

Barbra Streisand is a notable collector of American art and furnishings. Rumor has it that at one time she had a wonderful Arts and Crafts selection, as perfectly as American folk artwork and structure. She began to collect American conventional painters soon after she was supplied a tour of the art in the White Household by President Bill Clinton in 1992. She is generous to LACMA, in which she was a trustee from 2007-2014. She donated an 8 foot-tall John Singer Sargent oil on canvas (1900) to the Los Angeles museum.

Sean Combs (or P-Diddy) established a globe record for black artist Kerry James Marshall when in 2018 he created the profitable bid at Sotheby’s for the artist’s “Past Times” (1997) at $21.1 million, the best price compensated up to that issue for a dwelling black artist.

P-Diddy’s good friend Swiss Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and his wife Alicia Keys are super collectors in the contemporary art globe. Mr. Dean purchased 70 significant will work final calendar year. He likes overscale present-day sculpture, particularly the function of KAWS. 

An Instagram put up displays the impresario and the artist on the feet of a person these kinds of picket carved KAWS do the job at 19 ft tall.

The Dean Selection Foundation supports the perform of contemporary black artists. They personal the greatest assortment of Gordon Parks photographs in private palms, lately revealed at the Fogg at Harvard. They very own Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. 

Mr. Dean is on the board of the Brooklyn Museum and has by no means approved money for any work he has deaccessioned, he accepts trades only. He is really serious about artist’s legal rights.

Sir Elton John has a museum high-quality assortment of major pictures. Performs by Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Small White, Irving Penn and Guy Ray are on his partitions. The Tate Present day borrowed his collection for their demonstrate “The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection.”

Cheech Marin is making a Riverside museum with California Point out funding of practically $10 million. The developing will have a unique design and will home Mr. Marin’s selection of Chicano paintings, the biggest in non-public arms.

Madonna? She collects nude portraiture, Frida Kahlo (The Tate has borrowed this artist from her), and Tamara de Lempicka. She enjoys Artwork Deco design and style in portray and in furniture.

Steve Martin, who has lived in Santa Barbara, sold a good friend a Willem de Kooning painting in 1991 that bought a short while ago for $68.9 million. You might say he has “an eye.” He also scientific tests art historical past and wrote a great enjoy, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” (Picasso and Einstein meet at a French bar…) He is a supporter of 1920s-40s Canadian painters and has donated hundreds of thousands to the Huntington to reward the American Collection of Art. He is also a former trustee of LACMA.

Tennis star John McEnroe, who commissioned Andy Warhol to develop a portrait of him and his wife (at the time Tatum O’Neal) in 1986 (in the Studio 54 times) has turned again to art. Mr. McEnroe at this time owns a Manhattan-dependent art gallery. His is effective there have sold for much more than $12 million for every canvas.

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