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Art Collector Report 2014

The latest Facts and Findings on the Global Art Collector Scene
edited by Larry’s List in cooperation with the University of Zurich



Published by Publishers for Modern Art
Distributed by DAP
English, Softcover, 72 pages
Price: 50 USD / 38 EUR (paperback), 14,99 USD (e-pub)

ISBN 978-3-86984-530-2 (print)
ISBN 978-3-86984-516-6 (e-pub)



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Addressing and answering key questions on the global collector scene

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
    São 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.

Art Collector Report 2014


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