We compiled detailed information on leading art collectors around the world. Our researchers carefully selected the data manually. There is no other database like this.
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We created a fair and simple pricing model. You can either pay per profile or you can buy credits for purchases at a later date.
You will be able to see the purchased profiles for a year, including all updates.
We defined a ranking that is not based on how much the collector spends but on how active they are on the market. This methodology is unique to Larry's List and brings effective transparency.
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This is our job. We looked into nearly every database, book, and website, just to find all the information available on the leading art collectors.
Our team consists of art market researchers from around the world. Currently, we have more than 20 nationalities, each researcher with a background in art history or experience with art dealing.
The Larry’s List Art Collector Ranking uses a unique set of criteria to define the ranking position of every art collector worldwide. The defined six criteria* reflect the level of activity, visibility, and engagement of an art collector in the art scene.
Customized search algorithms are used to search across more than 200 selected international and art-related webpages including blogs and online art magazines.
Collectors are actively engaged in art institutions and museums. This engagement is rewarded, even more so once they hold positions in the major 100 museums.
Art fairs represent the gallery collective. Therefore the engagement in the fairs, e.g., being a board or committee member gets credited. Press recognition in the context of the fair is also rewarded.
Art collectors who make their collection accessible either virtually through an internet presence or via publications on the collection are rewarded.
The ranking rewards the physical display of the collection in a museum or exhibition space owned by the collector. The presence in bigger cities is valued higher.
Eventually, the most obvious criteria, yet also the one with least information on, making it an optional criteria: The number of artworks collected.
*Every criteria can earn a maximum of 2.000 points. The Internet Presence is a must criterion. Out of the remaining five criteria only the highest four criteria count for the final source.
The information provided at Larry’s List is based only on publicly available data.
We list art collectors who we have identified to be among the most important art collectors in their country. If you feel you should be listed, please contact us. If you would prefer us not to include some of the information which currently appears on your profile, please also contact us. Please refer to the FAQ section to learn more.
Go ahead and search your name in the database to find your collectors and their locations. For an artist to search his or her own name, it is completely free. Learn more in the FAQ section how to claim your free search results.