Something a bit different today. A look into some of the secret getaways that the art world’s super rich get to visit!
Besides mandatory summers spent on megayachts and winters in St. Barts, the super rich gravitate to unlikely art meccas from otherworldly islands in Japan to a tropical forest in Brazil. “These are the ultimate escapes, not just from the commercial art scene, but in a sense from reality,” says art consultant Greg McNamara.
Places with a far-flung mystique such as the Siwa Oasis in Egypt or Antarctica tend to be appealing says collector Kyoko Tamura. Katherine Schaefer who helms Simon Lee Gallery in Hong Kong echoes this sentiment. “Progressive collectors are adventurous,” she exclaims, giving the example of art patron groups trekking out to Iran.
In the article, 4 different locations are mentioned which include:
- Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
- Hyrdra , Greece
- Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan
- Marfa, Texas, United States
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