A demographic breakdown of ARTnews' 200 top art collectors
What is it about?
Since 1990, ARTnews has published a list of the world's top 200 collectors. But collectors are not on this list for their art collection alone: this research examines how gender and race of the collector matter just as much as the content of their collection.
Why is it important?
On an annual top 200 list from 1990 to 2011, there are 4,200 slots to honor great art collections. But only 617 collectors have been recognized. Now consider that not one of those collectors is from the continent of Africa... though, their art collections are!
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