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Celebrity Art Collectors


Many celebrities are known for being famous in their fields, whether it be in music or in theater or in the movie industry. But little do people know that some celebrities are also art collectors, each with different interests and different styles. Here are some celebrities who have collected art over the past few years:

  1. Pharrell Williams

In Miami, Pharrell William’s penthouse is well known for housing a massive art collection that contains contemporary art from sculptors and painters such as KAWS and Takashi Murakami. Williams also owns works by Keith Haring and Daniel Arsham

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is not only one of the best actors on screen, but also an avid art collector, often attending art fairs around New York and Miami. DiCaprio has a collection of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, and many more. The current collection that DiCaprio houses contains Salvador Dali as well as Takashi Murakami.

  1. Jay-Z and Beyonce

Artists themselves in the music industry, Jay-Z and Beyonce are both very avid art collectors as well, with Beyonce influencing Jay-Z to collect art. The couple owns pieces by Andy Warhol, David Hammons, George Condo, Ed Ruscha, and many more. This collection is not only expensive, but contains a lot of flair and flashy characteristics. The most common place that they have gone to for art collecting is the Art Basel Miami.

  1. Tobey Maguire

Along with being the actor for the Spiderman movies, Tobey Maguire also has a passion for the arts, mainly been seen at the Art Basel Miami as well as the New York Armory Show. He has also been sighted in numerous auctions bidding for art masterpieces. In 2007, Maguire purchased a painting from artist Kaz Oshiro and also Mark Rylen’s drawing of “Tincture”.

  1. Chris Martin

The lead singer for the group Coldplay also has a unique art collection of his own. His most recent one was won between a bidding war with him and Charlize Theron, eventually winning out the painting “Red Balloon” by Banksy, a well known graffiti artist.

  1. Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz, artist and artist collector, has bought some remarkable pieces from well known painters such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Basquiat, Swoon, KAWS, Takashi Murakami, and Cecily Brown. Basquiat’s art works first influenced him to start collecting art and from then on his collection has expanded.

  1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

The power couple on screen is known by many for spending millions on pieces of art. Brad Pitt has an art collection that is worth almost 18 million euros, purchasing pieces from artists such as Neo Rauch, Yayoi Kusama, Marcel Dzama, and Banksy. His main interest is in Art Deco furniture, along with contemporary art and design.

  1. David and Victoria Beckham

The soccer star and the model both are known for loving fashion as well as arts, gathering an impressive art collection that is revolved around the theme of love, including works from artists such as Sam Taylor Wood, Tracey Emin, Banksy, and Damien Hirst.

Abstract art app

Creative freedom, one of the best reasons abstractors create what they do. Abstraction indicates a departure from reality. Given that abstract art is not necessarily an accurate illustration of the subject the painter has the independence to be as creative with the photo editing process as he finds good. The second motive is to play and try out with photo editing apps.


Another good justification to do this is to train your photographic eye. Even though an abstract image may appear to be completely jumbled, a good abstract give emphasis to composition. Producing abstracts guides the eye to become aware of characters, lines, colors and models. Working with an assortment of photo editing apps to renovate iPhone photos has instilled a broad awareness and enables one to subdue any fears of learning new apps.


Visualator is an art iPhone and an iPad app creator that permits a person to craft splendid intellectual imagery. The program will make it possible for the user to interact with colour, shape, and form to come up with vivacious collages, which can then be integrated into one’s design work.


Motivated by Cubist work, James Alliban fashioned Fracture, an iPhone app that permits the device user to paint cubist elegance portraits using his/her own photographs. While using Fracture, the user can select up to six photographs from the camera collection and produce new images with them. Various choices comprise the capability to adjust colour, distort the content and fine-tune outlines.


The software is hard work of an Austrian painter Lia. Sum05 invites the user to intermingle with the selected device. Requiring no training, the user simply needs to slant, shake and tap to produce random colours, transpose curves and more.


The software work by James Alliban, helps produce art in an Augmented Realism situation. This unrestricted iPhone app permits the user to create a virtual statuette by speaking, hooting or gusting into the device’s audio speaker. The program has multiple 3D shapes, colour palettes and settings, all of which can be combined to create a boundless library of edifices.



Asdfbmp is a pixel art producer app for both the iPod and iPhone Touch. A devotee of patterns, the suite was fashioned by abstract artist Kim Asendorf. He produces a multifaceted pixel image by using distinct algorithms that ends in the fields.

David Bowie Original Art


The introduction album

At the age of 15, in 1962 Bowie formed his first band. Playing guitar-based rock and roll at local youngsters’ jamboree and social events, the Konrads had a shifting arrangement of between four and eight performers, among them, the Underwood. When Bowie left the technical school in 1963, he let his parents know about his objective to be a pop star.

Space Oddity to Hunky Dory

Bowie met up artiste Lindsay Kemp in 1967 and joined in his dance class at the London Dance Centre. In 1972, he commented that meeting Kemp was when his curiosity in the art actually flourished. Learning the impressive arts under Kemp, from ultra-modern theatre and act out to comedy dell’arte,

Ziggy Stardust (1972-1973)

Dressed in conspicuous attire, his hair decorated reddish-brown, Bowie started on his Ziggy Stardust stage show with Mars Spiders Ronson, Bolder and Woodmansey 1972. With satisfaction, arose ruthless personal technical hitches. Acting the same position over a prolonged period, it became impracticable for him to disconnect Ziggy Stardust—and, in a while, the Thin White Duke—from his own personality behind the scenes.

Thin White Duke, Soul and temper

Bowie moved to the America in 1974. He resided in New York City then in Los Angeles. Diamond Dogs of 1974 were the result of two distinctive ideas, that is, a musical based on a wild future in a post-apocalyptic city, and setting George Orwell’s 1984 to music. The album emerged first position in the United Kingdom, spawning the hits Rebel Rebel and Diamond Dogs, and number five in the United States.


Berlin period

In 1976, Bowie took a trip to Switzerland. He acquired a holiday home in the hills to the north of Lake Geneva. In the new surroundings, he reduced cocaine use and found time for other endeavours beyond his musical career. He dedicated a big fraction of time to painting, and produced a number of post-modernist pieces. While on tour, Bowie started drawing in a notebook, and take pictures of scenes for afterwards orientation.


New Romantic and pop period

Super Creeps and Scary Monsters of 1980, produced the number one hit Ashes to Ashes. It featured the textural work of guitar-synthesist chuck Hummer and retreating the character of Major Tom from Space Oddity. The song gave global disclosure to the underground New Romantic movement when Bowie toured the London club Blitz.




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