What did ARTnews’ top 200 collectors buy in 2022? – ARTnews.com
Collectors who rank on ART newsThe annual Top 200 Artists list is often made up of avid travelers, traveling to various locations around the world to view and purchase great art. While the pandemic lockdown in 2020 put all that to rest, the easing of travel restrictions this summer in many countries has seen these collectors go again.
Many collectors, both those based in the United States and Europe, visited the Venice Biennale – and a chorus of them reported that seeing Simone Leigh’s American Pavilion installation was a highlight of the travel. (Indeed, many of them are collectors of the artist’s work.)
During their hikes, collectors often visit major museum exhibitions, galleries and fairs to shop. A handful of them are also known to compete for prime works at the big evening sales held by Sotheby’s and Christie’s in May and November, where they are bound to spend millions of dollars on art.
Every year, as ART news prepares its latest edition of the Top 200 Collectors list, we survey our collectors to better understand their collecting habits over the past 12 months. Popular artists this year include Amanda Williams, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Shara Hughes, Rick Lowe, Alvaro Barrington and Igshaan Adams, whose reputation in the United States was only boosted by a widely acclaimed survey at the Art Institute of Chicago. . Perennial Top 200 favorites include Jean Dubuffet, Rashid Johnson, Cecily Brown, Alicja Kwade, Vaughn Spann and Amoako Boafo.
Many collectors are also sensitive to changes in the art world, and this year some said they had focused – or in some cases continued to focus – on historically significant artists who were under- recognised. Among those collectors said they bought this time were Hughie Lee-Smith, Grace Hartigan, Norman Lewis, Jewad Selim and Claude Cahun.
Below is a look at what our top 200 collectors have recently purchased.