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A-List: Celebrities With Art Collections
Once you've got a mansion, you've got to fill it with *something*, right?
Arty-Pedia 28 Jun 2022

It’s not at all surprising to find out that many of the world’s multimillion dollar art collections are owned by celebrities. They’ve got a lot of money, enjoy the finer things in life, and are creatives themselves. We mean, once you’ve got a mansion – you’ve got to fill it with something, right?

Actually, throughout history it’s always been celebrities who’ve owned art collections. Kings, queens, Popes, and noblemen were all the celebs of their day. We mean, once you’ve got a castle – you’ve got to fill it with something, right?

Perhaps the most famous art-loving celebrity is Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio can often be found at big Christie’s or Sotheby’s auctions and has a star-studded collection. In 2018 he produced the documentary Struggle, which shone a light on the work and life of Stanislaw Szukalski – an under-appreciated Polish artist and close family friend of the DiCaprios.

We’ve been sleuthing and have compiled a list of some of the A-listers with the most impressive art collections and whose art they’re coveting. (Some of the artworks listed may have been sold by the point of publishing this article – they’ve got to make room in their mansions sometimes)

Leonardo DiCaprio
Owns Work By: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Oscar Murillo, Salvador Dali, Ed Ruscha

Beyoncé & Jay Z
Own Work By: Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Tim Noble

Elton John
Owns Work By: Keith Haring, Philip Taaffe, Andy Warhol, Daniel Hirst

Neil Patrick Harris
Owns Work By: Kehinde Wiley, Tony Payne, Darina Karpov, Andrew Sendor

Lady Gaga
Owns Work By: Leigh Bowery, Francesco Vezzoli

Ellen Degeneres
Owns Work By: Alexander Calder, Francois-Xacier Lalanne, Jean-Michel Basquiat

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie (pre-split)
Own Work By: Banksy, Neo Rauch, Richard Serra, Marcel Drama

Jack Nicholson

Owns Work By: Amedeo Modigliani, Auguste Rodin, René Magritte, Henri Matisse

Oprah Winfrey

Owns Work By: Gustav Klimt, Richard Edward Miller, Hovsep Pushman

Madonna

Owns Work By: Fernand Léger, Man Ray, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera

Tom Ford

Owns Work By: Mark Bradford, Elsworth Kelly, Sam Taylor Wood, Andy Warhol

Steve Martin

Owns Work By: Francis Bacon, Cindy Sherman, Eric Fischl, Pablo Picasso

Pharrell Williams

Owns Work By: KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Keith Haring, Daniel Arsham

David & Victoria Beckham

Own Work By: Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Banksy, Jake & Dinos Chapman

Author: Verity Babbs

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