For centuries, people have found pride in their ability to appreciate and collect rare pieces of art. And while works of art from centuries ago become more and more valuable as time goes on, more and more people are vying to get their hands on pieces done by famous artists either from modern times or from years and years ago.
With money to spend on high priced art, celebrities from all over the world are working on building up their art collections. Just last year, Cait Munro of ArtNet News came up with a list of the top ten new celebrity art collectors. But what artists are these celebs most drawn to? Which famous artists are most popular among the current rich and famous?
According to Emily Exton at VH1, a number of hot celebrities are known for owning pieces from the famed artist Salvador Dali. Best known for his work in the Surrealist genre, you can find pieces created by Dali in the homes of celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Swizz Beatz and Madonna. While the exact pieces owned by each individual isnâ€™t know, the fact that these stars gravitate toward Daliâ€™s bizarre and striking works is telling about their particular tastes in art. [Read more…]