Leonardo DiCaprio joins ranks of world’s top art collectors

Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the elite ranks of the world’s top art collectors, according to a 2015 list compiled by ARTnews magazine that was published Tuesday.

It marks the first time that the Oscar-nominated star has been included in the New York publication’s annual 200 list, which also includes such perennial heavy hitters as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, hedge fund magnate Steve A. Cohen and billionaire Eli Broad.

DiCaprio collects contemporary art as well as comics, rare books and fossils. “One of his first major purchases was a Basquiat drawing,” said the magazine, and over the years he has acquired works by Picasso, Andreas Gursky, Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, Elizabeth Peyton, Sarah Lucas and others.

The actor hasn’t

Article source: http://www.ctnow.com/entertainment/la-et-cm-leonardo-dicaprio-art-collector-20150707,0,201205.story

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