The United States is home to the biggest collector scene by far, while the collector scenes in China and Brazil are fast expanding.
New research explores the world's private contemporary art collector scene - what they are buying, what their personal backgrounds are, their demographics - and reveals, for the first time, market statistics.
• The United States has the largest share of art collectors worldwide with 25%, followed by Germany with 9% and the UK and China with 7% each.
• The biggest collector city is New York with 9% of global collectors. London (6%) and Sao Paulo (3%) rank second and third.
• The average age of a collector is 59 years.
• 71 % of collectors are men.
• The number of collectors in developing countries will increase rapidly in the coming years. Collectors from China, India and Brazil already account for 15% of global collectors.
• In the near future, a large number of new private museums will open. 72% of private exhibition spaces were founded after 2000.
• Collectors will create the next art superstar who will come from China. China is already home to 7% of global collectors
• Collectors will gain even more influence in public museums. 37% of global collectors are already active in one or several public museums.