The richest man in the world joins the ranks of collectors
ARTinvestment.RU   10 февраля 2020

According to information that appeared in early February, the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, has joined the ranks of collectors and buyers a record price of works of art

Art-рынок excited in anticipation of the arrival of new money. Last week it became known that for record shopping new-йоркской week of contemporary art in November 2019-го year there is only one person —, the head and founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, who heads Bloomberg Billionaires Index with a fortune of $127 billion.

According to art-дилера Josh Baer, author of the blog, The Baer Faxt, is dedicated to insider information on the art market, Bezos last November bought at least two very significant works: the composition is Hurting the Word Radio #2 ed Rosea in record for the artist's work $52,5 million at Christie's paper Vignette 19 artist, Kerry James Marshall for $18.5 million at Sotheby's. Despite the fact that the representatives of the auction houses and the Bezos has not commented on this information, it indirectly confirms that the businessman was seen emerging from the pre-auction exhibitions of these houses.

If the data is confirmed, Bezos, according to experts, cited Bloomberg, may play a pivotal role in the development of the situation in the contemporary art market in 2020. This year at the auctions, the expected emergence of two significant collections of contemporary art of the highest price segment — the collection of maclo and collections Marron. And Bezos, if his purchase was not a one-time event has a unique chance to join the ranks of serious collectors from around the world and most valuable collection assembled literally in a matter of days.

Thus, it can stand on a par with other members of the index, Bloomberg billionaires, a record known for its shopping and art collections in recent years. Among them, in particular, Japanese businessman Yusaku of Maezawa, brought together in 2016 for two days of participation in the auction of art objects of $98 million in 2017 and bought a Basquiat for a record $110 million, and of course, the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, who paid for the "Savior of the world" Leonardo da Vinci a record $450 million.

Sources: bloomberg.com, artinvestment.ru, artinvestment.ru, christies.com, sothebys.com



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