Issue 236: Winter 2011

In This Issue


Top 100 Art Collectors

Their presence proves that, like the art they buy, variety—at least when it comes to art and the people who buy it—continues to be the spice of life.

Can you say “prodigy”?

Finger painting may be a kid’s game, but for these young artists, the prices they’re getting for masterworks are anything but child’s play.

2011–2012 International Museum & Gallery Exhibition Schedule


Cover Profile

Diana Widmaier Picasso

By Nancy A. Ruhling

There’s something interesting— and familiar—about Diana Widmaier Picasso’s face.

RoseLee Goldberg

By Janis Raisen

RoseLee Goldberg is ready for the performance of her life.

Emilia and Ilya Kabakov

By Ian J. Stark

Examining the perfect partnership between Emilia and Ilya Kabakov.

Alfonso Miranda

By N.C. Maisek

Alfonso Miranda is in charge of a $700 million art collection and possibly the most important building in the history of Mexico. So why isn’t he worried?

Andrew Novick

By Marc Weisblott

Is it nostalgia, compulsion, or a little bit of laziness that has allowed Andrew Novick`s collection of odds (that never end) to take over his life?

John Pappajohn

By Marc Weisblott

Iowa may be a million miles from the center of the art world, but for John Pappajohn, it feels like home.

Emmanuel Perrotin

By Liliane Carol Benoit

He discovered Hirst and found Murakami. The life and times of Emmanuel Perrotin.

Marc Porter

By Victoria Scrozzo

From Liz Taylor’s Haute Couture collection, to the Annenberg Diamond, Christie’s boss, Marc Porter, is banging the gavel at some of the world’s biggest auctions.

Susur Lee

By Victoria Scrozzo

From his 18 ingredient Singaporean Slaw, to the outposts in Asia, Toronto, and Washington, the iron chef is back— and better than ever.

Jeff Wall

By Darren Gluckman

Looking for meaning—or none at all—in Jeff Wall’s photographs.

Glen Whitney

By Darren Gluckman

Some men dream in Technicolor; this former hedge funder dreams in numbers.

Elaine Wynn

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Her name may be synonymous with the Strip, but Elaine Wynn’s legacy is about to be built.


  • BMW Honors O’Donnell and Willisch
  • Wade’s World
  • Aspen Art Museum ArtCrush
  • Super Saturday 14
  • Thunder Music Festival
  • 2nd Annual All-Star Affair
  • Belvedere Launch Party
  • 12th Annual Art for Life Benefit
  • Do Something Awards

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