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Which Wall Streeters ‘Run’ The Art Market?

With few exceptions (thinking about how they could do things like buy a random restaurant just to fire the rude waiter who serviced them, having an IHOP built in their bedroom), few things are more satisfying to financiers than buying multi-million dollar pieces of art to hang above their toilets. Every now and then it’s important to recognize who the most important people in this game are; today the Observer has ranked the Top 50 New York buyers who “move the art world.” You’re allowed two guesses as to who comes in at number one but you”ll only need one. Hint: no profile of him shall be written without mentioning that he owns expensive art; his tastes range from Warhols to animals-in-formeldahyde to pieces of ass; if he so much as smells a drop of grease within 200 feet of his pictures he’ll shut down the area and interrogate every suspect; and his greatest gift to the world, upon retirement, will be a self-created multi-media nude, expected to fetch upwards of 9 figures.

50. Werner “Wynn” Kramarsky
49. Ranbir Singh
42. Andrew M. Saul
41. Hubert Neumann
40. Wilbur Ross
39. Michael Alexandre David-Weill
38. Robert Menschel
36. Bruce Kovner
35. Stephen Schwarzman
33. Joseph DiMenna
32. Raymond Learsy
30. Dan Loeb
29. Adam Lindemann
28. Adam Sender
27. David Ganek
22. Donald Marron
19. Glenn R. Fuhrman
16. Michael Steinhardt
11. Noam Gottesman
10. J. Tomilson Hill
4. Henry Kravis
2. Leon Black
1. Steve Cohen

The Collectors: 50 New York Buyers Who Move The Art World [NYO]

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Bess: serious question from me. Do you think they collect art because:
    1. they appreciate and understand it
    2 it’s a good investment
    3 their wives make them (or maybe that’s just for The Gorilla)
    4 they think they should
    5 ________________

    • Guestosaurus says:

      5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

    • Guestosaurus says:

      5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

    • Guestosaurus says:

      5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

    • Guestosaurus says:

      5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

    • Guestosaurus says:

      5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

    • Bess says:

      5. The size of the art collection is a proxy for the “my dick is bigger than your dick” battle that rages every day on Wall St.

    • Garfunkel says:

      5. When you have Level V Asperger’s, having inanimate objects that you can stare at in lieu of making eye contact and which you can describe in great detail in lieu of attempting actual conversation is nearly priceless.

    • Garfunkel says:

      5. When you have Level V Asperger’s, having inanimate objects that you can stare at in lieu of making eye contact and which you can describe in great detail in lieu of attempting actual conversation is nearly priceless.

    • Garfunkel says:

      5. When you have Level V Asperger’s, having inanimate objects that you can stare at in lieu of making eye contact and which you can describe in great detail in lieu of attempting actual conversation is nearly priceless.

  2. Anonymous says:

    LT’s pieces don’t move it???

  3. Anonymous says:

    LT’s pieces don’t move it???

  4. Anonymous says:

    LT’s pieces don’t move it???

  5. TooSad says:

    I think that’s a picture of Roger and Jessica Rabbit’s daughter. Shame, these celebrity kids never turn out well.

  6. Dani says:

    Ganek at number 27???!!! This is a BS poll….

  7. Lonely says:

    That’s how I imagine Bess, as she talks to me from behind her keyboard

  8. Lonely says:

    That’s how I imagine Bess, as she talks to me from behind her keyboard

  9. FormerShooter says:

    Yeah….but do any of those guys own a “Geoffrey Raymond???”

  10. Art Vandelay says:

    UES Wife: I sense great vulnerability. A woman-child crying out for love. An innocent orphan in the post-modern world.
    Husband: I see a parasite. A sexually depraved miscreant who is seeking only to gratify her basest and most immediate urges.
    Wife: Her struggle is woman’s struggle. She lifts my spirit.
    Husband: She is a loathesome, offensive brute. Yet I can’t look away.
    Wife: She transcends time and space.
    Husband: She sickens me.
    Wife: I love it.
    Husband: Me too.

  11. Guest says:

    I think that is a Yuskavage, if you know what I’m sayin

  12. Art says:

    I call this one “The Butterfaced, Anorexic Hooker of Whoville”.

    -THE Steve C

  13. Manuel sculptor says:

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    My name is Manuel G. Calderon, I have a degree in fine arts sculptor and am looking for sponsors to give me impetus to work. I live in southern Spain and the economic depression is running out my artistic development opportunities. I am therefore willing to put in the hands of a person in love with the art that is prepared to subsidize the resources to emerging artists. If you are a collector or patron can work together, I’m willing to pay with my work and accepting orders for the simple cost of providing the means to achieve them. I need a workshop and tools to keep working, I have lost everything and need to start over. If someone gave me also the chance to return to work in the art will not regret, on the contrary would make a great contribution to world culture. I am willing to travel and change my residence if this were necessary. Help me show the world through art, for me it is a necessity, not an artist let die. If you are interested in my proposition, we can reach an agreement that benefits us both. You can see part of my workson the the following web address http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelsculpter/ ,my email is mangacal1@gmail.com .
    For you are my best wishes, Manuel

    Name: Manuel Garcia Calderon
    Address: c/ gibraltar español nº10 5ºB cp04007 Almeria Spain
    Phone: (34) 950230119
    Email: mangacal1@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelsculpter/

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