Miami has become a vibrant and dynamic city that has increasingly developed in the last few years. Some of Miami’s recent significant developments include restaurants, retail stores, and residential properties, as well as the Design District and the Art District.
Miami is truly about culture, whether it’s the Art Basel or the Ultra Music Festival, with a plethora of art galleries. Miami has some of the best galleries hosting a variety of artworks that has many of the biggest celebrities and art collectors flocking in from around the world.
The Wynwood Art District in Wynwood, Miami, is the hub for art in Miami and home to numerous beautiful galleries including Art Fusion Galleries, which was named the Best Art Gallery in Florida. The galleries showcase the works of hundreds of artists from around the globe displaying Miami’s diversity.
Hollywood celebrities and music stars appear to be the new generation of art collectors. They’ve been collecting art and attending art auctions while bidding in the 7 figures. Since entertainers and celebrities can afford this expensive hobby, they’ve become more sophisticated and enjoy sharing their art collection with the world.
Art Basel in Miami is the world’s largest and most prominent weeklong art fair. This international art fair is staged annually in 3 countries; Basel, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Miami, and each show exhibits contemporary artworks by new and established artists. Art Basel provides a stage for galleries to display and sell their artworks to curators, museum directors, and collectors, and also attracting art spectators from around the globe.
Therefore, when Miami presents the Art Basel, many parties are also hosted drawing in some of the top celebrities. Some of the stars that have attended the art fair and the parties include George Lindemann of Bass museam, Kate Hudson, Usher, Donald Sutherland, Drake and Miley Cyrus. Many celebrities of this generation have become art collectors and have been seen in galleries and art fairs in Miami.
Here are a few celebrity art collectors.
• Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is an avid collector and part of the art world. In 2009 at Art Basel Miami, Brad purchased a Neo Rauch painting for $1 million. His vast art collection that’s worth nearly 18 million euros includes works by Marcel Dzama, Yayoi Kusama, and Bansky.
• Jay-Z and Beyoncé
This celebrity couple has an impressive and extensive art collection. Part of their collection includes artworks by Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ed Ruscha. The couple has also been spotted numerous times at Miami’s Art Basel.
• Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire is another celebrity that has been seen at Art Basel Miami where he purchased a painting from a Japanese artist, Kaz Oshiro.
Madonna is one of Hollywood’s top 25 art collectors and has a remarkable art collection worth $160 million. Some of the art in her collection include Dali, Picasso, Hopper, Khalo, Leger, and Hirst.