It’s no secret most artists want to land in the hands of art collectors, but how often do we highlight the impact their work has on buyers?
Statistics show the most financially successful people in the world are art collectors; after several studies, we have found out the possible cause. ArtTour International Magazine conducted a research design collecting date from North American Collectors, European, and Asian countries. A total of 12,000 people were taken into account, and the findings were pretty much the same.
Art inspires courage, risk, ingenuity, and out of body reactions. These are all traits successful people embody, and they want to surround themselves with visuals that remind them of this.
Reading from the playbook of art collectors is like reading the list of the world’s top executives. Here are just a few of the most voracious art collectors and benefactors of the past decade:
- Bill Gates of Microsoft enjoys American art;
- Larry Ellison of Oracle has a substantial collection of Japanese art;
- Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook regularly commissions art for his offices and hosts an artist-in-residence program; and
- Paul Allen, a Microsoft co-founder, was repeatedly listed as So Arts top 200 collectors of the year.
It’s time artists eliminate the line of separation between themselves and Collectors and see that they hold the connection and power to the very success they seek.