Hedge fund manager, Adam Sender, has become a major contemporary art collector over the past few years. Sothebys is preparing to offer over 400 works by 139 artists in the span of a year.
At only 45, Sender has been known to make smart choices over a consistent amount of time. He has been able to make his personal vision of what is good contemporary art pay off as a chronicle of the best working artists right now. Sender said he has attempted to avoid the flavor of the month and instead selected artists he thought would have long successful careers.
Sender’s collection will highlight works by important artists like Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, and Dan Flavin. All three are considered to be modern masters. Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince will also have several work represented. So will young up and coming artists like Adam McEwen, Rashid Johnson, and Lucien Smith.
Current hot styles, conceptual art, minimalism. and appropriation are well represented in the collection. An early entry into Sender’s collection was the Cindy Sherman photograph, Black Sheets, Her has also collected several other works by the artist,
Sender has been known to have a knack of singling out artists with special talents. Some can it laser vision.
He has also been able to work with the top women in the art world, dealers like Barbara Gladstone, Sadie Coles, and Shaun Regen. Top women artists represented in the collection includes Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Sarah Lucas.When he began collecting, Sender had no idea where it would ultimately take him. About it he said:
“When I started buying art, I never thought that this was going to turn into what it turned into. This was always long-term in nature for me. Every single thing I bought, I was passionate about. It grew organically.”