In the vast and dynamic world of art collecting the name Adam Sender, written about by Observer.com, is certainly a name that will be remembered for many years to come. This hedge fund manager turned art mogul is certainly not an amateur in the art collecting world. Having been collecting works of art since the late 1990s,
Sender’s keen eye on emerging artists has made his collection the chief assembly of contemporary art in existence today. Sender prides himself with a collection that is very personal to him and rich with pieces that are both intellectually and visually stimulating. His collection also spans many time periods and encompasses various important art movements including conceptual art, minimalism, and appropriation and is known to include many big names in the art world such as Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Dan Flavin and Cindy Shermin.
In May, 400 works from Sender’s collection will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s and is expected to bring in an estimated $70 million. Many of these works will bring in double or even triple what they cost to begin with and makes many people stand back and wonder how Sender has done it. It almost seems as though he has a natural talent for knowing what artists are going to be successful. Sender himself claims that he is just someone who is in pursuit of great works of art. Whatever the reason may be, Sender, written about by BusinessInsider.com, has certainly made a name for himself in the world of art collecting and, although he may be thinning out his collection at auction, he shows no signs of slowing down his quest for amazing works of art.
One can even probably deduce that Sender and his wife will use much of the funds collected at the auction to continue this journey discovering more new talent just on the cusp of greatness.