• 27 Jan 2011 at 4:16 PM

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]

Comments (50)

  1. Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    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 ________________

  2. Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    LT’s pieces don’t move it???

  3. Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    LT’s pieces don’t move it???

  4. Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    LT’s pieces don’t move it???

  5. Posted by Guestosaurus | January 27, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

  6. Posted by Guestosaurus | January 27, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

  7. Posted by Guestosaurus | January 27, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

  8. Posted by Guestosaurus | January 27, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

  9. Posted by Guestosaurus | January 27, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    5 its not porn when it costs >$10M

  10. Posted by TooSad | January 27, 2011 at 9:39 PM

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

  11. Posted by Bess | January 27, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    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.

  12. Posted by Garfunkel | January 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    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.

  13. Posted by Garfunkel | January 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    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.

  14. Posted by Garfunkel | January 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    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.

  15. Posted by Dani | January 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

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

  16. Posted by Lonely | January 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM

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

  17. Posted by Lonely | January 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM

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

  18. Posted by FormerShooter | January 28, 2011 at 1:20 AM

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

  19. Posted by Banksy | January 28, 2011 at 3:36 AM

    Actually a great hedge against inflation.

  20. Posted by Art Vandelay | January 28, 2011 at 4:25 AM

    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.

  21. Posted by Guest | January 28, 2011 at 5:23 AM

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

  22. Posted by Art | January 28, 2011 at 4:29 PM

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

    -THE Steve C

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    Address: c/ gibraltar español nº10 5ºB cp04007 Almeria Spain
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