Suzanne Muchnic

Smart Collectors: Art: Dean Valentine

A high-energy Champion of emerging artists, Dean Valentine began collecting just 16 years ago but quickly became an independent collector to watch. He was among the first to appreciate Takashi Murakami and John Currin, and his sharp eye regularly lands him on ARTnews’ list of the world’s top 200 collectors. Born in Bucharest, Romania, and […]

Smart Collectors: Art: Eli Broad

Los Angeles’ biggest patron of the arts is Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist and megacollector. Anyone who doubts this will find supporting evidence all around town: He is a founding chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art and bankrolled the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; he provided major […]