Celebrity have their special tastes in art and furniture


Katharine Hepburn is featured in a photograph. Celebrities like their collections of special objects or art.

I have had a couple of movie star shoppers over time as an appraiser, and though I can’t talk about my very own shoppers’ collections, Town and Country, Vanity Fair and Art Net News have reported on movie star tastes this previous month.

Netflix’s documentary collection “Harry and Meghan” exhibits the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Foundation Offices in Montecito adorned with a replica of the 1836 “Portrait of Louise Mayer” by Ferdinand Georg Waldemuller. An exquisite younger lady in a superb robe is seen blowing an enormous pink bubblegum bubble.

The first couple of American pop music, Beyonce and Jay-Z, personal works by Tracy Emin, Donald Judd and Ed Ruscha, all fashionable up to date masters. Jay Z has labored with photos by Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst on stage. In 2018, the couple shot a music video in the Lourve singing and dancing alongside 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 reported to be a daily at many International Art Fairs, and he’s a beneficiant donor of works of art he has owned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

He research art historical past, remaining true to his namesake. He is bringing Leonardo da Vinci to life in a biopic based mostly on Walter Isaacson’s e book. Sources say Leonardo DiCaprio collects surrealism and hyperrealism.

Barbra Streisand is a notable collector of American art and furniture. Rumor has it that at one time she had a beautiful Arts and Crafts assortment, in addition to American people art and design. She started to gather American conventional painters after she was given a tour of the art in the White House by President Bill Clinton in 1992. She is beneficiant to LACMA, the place 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) set a world report for black artist Kerry James Marshall when in 2018 he made the successful bid at Sotheby’s for the artist’s “Past Times” (1997) at $21.1 million, the very best worth paid as much as that time for a dwelling black artist.

P-Diddy’s good friend Swiss Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and his spouse Alicia Keys are tremendous collectors in the up to date art world. Mr. Dean purchased 70 main works final yr. He likes overscale up to date sculpture, particularly the work of KAWS. 

An Instagram submit exhibits the impresario and the artist on the toes of 1 such picket carved KAWS work at 19 toes tall.

The Dean Collection Foundation helps the work of latest black artists. They personal the biggest assortment of Gordon Parks images in personal palms, these days proven on the Fogg at Harvard. They personal Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. 

Mr. Dean is on the board of the Brooklyn Museum and has by no means accepted cash for any work he has deaccessioned, he accepts trades solely. He is critical about artist’s rights.

Sir Elton John has a museum high quality assortment of main pictures. Works by Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Minor White, Irving Penn and Man Ray are on his partitions. The Tate Modern borrowed his assortment for their present “The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection.”

Cheech Marin is constructing a Riverside museum with California State funding of virtually $10 million. The constructing will have a novel design and will home Mr. Marin’s assortment of Chicano work, the biggest in personal palms.

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

Steve Martin, who has lived in Santa Barbara, bought a good friend a Willem de Kooning portray in 1991 that bought not too long ago for $68.9 million. You may say he has “an eye.” He additionally research art historical past and wrote a terrific play, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” (Picasso and Einstein meet at a French bar…) He is a fan of Twenties-40s Canadian painters and has donated thousands and thousands to the Huntington to profit the American Collection of Art. He can also be a former trustee of LACMA.

Tennis star John McEnroe, who commissioned Andy Warhol to create a portrait of him and his spouse (on the time Tatum O’Neal) in 1986 (in the Studio 54 days) has turned again to art. Mr. McEnroe at the moment owns a Manhattan-based art gallery. His works there have bought for greater than $12 million per canvas.

If you’ve obtained it, flaunt it!

Dr. Elizabeth Stewart’s “Ask the Gold Digger” column seems Mondays in the News-Press.

Written after her father’s COVID-19 prognosis, Dr. Stewart’s e book “My Darlin’ Quarantine: Intimate Connections Created in Chaos” is a humorous assortment of 5 “what-if” brief tales that finish in private triumphs over present-day constrictions. It’s accessible at Chaucer’s in Santa Barbara.

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