Celebrity Art Collectors - From Kylie to Madonna Having a celebrity purchase one of their artworks is a sure fire way for the value of an artist’s work to skyrocket so keeping an eye on what celebrities are purchasing is definitely worthwhile.
News-Antique.com - Dec 18,2007 - Having a celebrity purchase one of their artworks is a sure fire way for the value of an artist’s work to skyrocket so keeping an eye on what artist’s celebrities are purchasing works by is definitely worth while. Over the years I have received heaps of notifications and tips on purchases of art by celebrities so I thought that I would go through my archives and make a list of some of the celebrities and the artist’s whose work they have purchased. This is by no means an exhaustive list but should give you an idea of the extent that celebrities are purchasing art.
Grant Hill - Elizabeth Catlett, Edward Jackson
Victoria Beckham - Damien Hirst
Charlton Heston - Andrew Wyeth
Steve Martin - Picasso, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cy Twombly, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Picasso, Franz Kline
Steven Spielberg - Norman Rockwell
Elton John - Damien Hirst, Diane Arbus, Lucas Samaras, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Helmut Newton and Alfred Stieglitz. Sam Taylor-Wood, Picasso, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nan Goldin, Matisse
Jack Nicholson - Jack Vettriano
Robbie Coltrane - Jack Vettriano
Tim Rice - Jack Vettriano
Gianni Versace - Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Madonna - Frida Kahlo, Damien Hirst, Ferdinand Leger, Tamara de Lempicka and Picasso
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Pre-Raphaelites
Jane Fonda – Andy Warhol
Hugh Grant – Andy Warhol
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – Banksy
Marc Jacobs – Mike Kelly, Karen Kilimnik, John Currins, Ed Ruscha, Richard Prince
Kevin Spacey – Jason Benjamin
Elizabeth Taylor – Van Gogh
Lionel Ritchie – Sidney Nolan
Eric Clapton - Carlos Rolon, Lee Quinones
David Bowie – Balthus, Rubens, Tintoretto, Graham Sutherland and Stanley Spencer
Robbie Williams – Andy Warhol
Kylie Minogue – Tim Noble and Sue Webster
Tommy Steele – L. S. Lowry, Pre-Raphaelites
The Galaghers – Peter Blake
Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.