NEW YORK.- Editors of Art & Antiques magazine have announced their eagerly anticipated “Top 100 Art Collectors” list for 2006. Arriving on newsstands February 27, this nationwide compilation is the result of a year-long search for those members of the fine art-collecting community who exhibit creativity, generosity and influence in their collected works.
This year, editors reached “far beyond the expected categories of paintings, sculpture, photography and design objects” for their sources and “found collections of antique canes, Turkmen textiles, automobiles, miniature books, naval warship memorabilia and the printed word as art,” according to Roberta S. Maneker, writer and New York correspondent for Art & Antiques. The Top 100 Collectors span varied professions in such fields as finance, sales, insurance, law, real estate and psychology. In addition to their remarkable collections, they were also chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the arts. A few of these special 100 include:
Scott Black, Brookline, Mass., has spent the last 20 years purchasing museum-quality works by Cézanne, Monet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, among others, many of which have been loaned to top-tier museums such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum and the Grand Palais in Paris.
Collector Mary Griggs Burke of New York City has the largest private Japanese art collection outside of Japan. With more than 900 exceptional examples of Japanese pottery, statuary, folding screens, paintings, scrolls, lacquerware and ceramics, her collection spans 4,000 years.
Kent and Vicki Logan of Vail, Colorado, recently gave the Denver Art Museum its largest planned gift ever of more than 300 contemporary art works, adding to an already 200+ pieces already donated. Their area of focus is art from the 1960s to the present, with emphasis on the last 15 years.
Acknowledged as one of America’s towering benefactors, Eugene Thaw, along with wife Clare, is one of the country’s preeminent collectors of Old Master drawings. He also has assembled one of the finest collections of American Indian art, which he donated entirely to the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Other highlights in the issue: “Time Travel in the Boardroom,” an exclusive look at the exquisite, museum-quality offices of the Paris-based collectors and antiques insurance conglomerate AXA; “Your Secret Weapon,” an everything-you-need-to-know guide to hiring an art advisor; and “Wrist Management” which explores the elements involved in valuating vintage wristwatches.
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