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Issue #254
Winter 2014


Cover Profile

Leonard Lauder

By Menachem Kaiser

Leonard Lauder’s $1.1 billion donation of Cubist art was built on a postcard.


D’Wayne Edwards: Swoosh Dreams

By Darren Gluckman

D’Wayne Edwards may have designed the iconic Air Jordan, but he wants his legacy to be more about soul.

Antoine Predock: Homeward Bound

By Nancy A. Ruhling

The Antoine Predock-designed Canadian Museum of Human Rights isn’t just a building. It’s a dream.

Samantha Diamond and Monika Smyczek: Museums Going Mobile

By Julie Jacobs

Thanks to Samantha Diamond and Monika Smyczek, there’s an app for that.

Forrest Nash: Online and On Time

By Marc Weisblott

Forrest Nash took a fascination with art, mixed it with a thirst for information, and came out with his website, Contemporary Art Daily.

Terry O’Neill: Don't Say "Cheese"

By Darren Gluckman

Always the coolest bloke in the room, photographer Terry O’Neill captured Sinatra, Bardot, Mick, Keith, John and Paul, at the apex of their powers.

Flynn McGarry: Chefboy

By Nancy A. Ruhling

The secret recipe that made 15-year-old Flynn McGarry a kitchen prodigy.


  • Harvard cheers record $350 million donation
  • Hospital research gets $120 million gift
  • Arnault among those honored by London university
  • Charity Day raises $12 million
  • Billionaire donates $650 million for mental health
  • Juneau Foundation gets $48 million from sale
  • Park built on back of $350 million gift
  • Ice Bucket Challenge spikes ALS donations
  • Stars auction off time
  • $12 million to repair historic Washington home
  • Real estate moguls give $100 million for education fund
  • $35 million to U of Texas
  • Farmer bequeaths $38 million
  • Oops! “Anonymous” $100 million goes public
  • Gates gives $25 million to fight disease


  • SU2C Raises Over $100 Million
  • Apollo in the Hamptons: Night of Legends 2014 Benefit
  • The Watermill Center Summer Benefit
  • Music Visionary of the Year Award Luncheon
  • Piaget Hamptons Cup to support Robin Hood Foundation
  • ArtCrush
  • Charity at TIFF

The Index

Top 100 Art Collectors

The 100 art collectors on this year’s list are representative of the wide range of interest in the variety of artwork on the market today.

Art in History

Andy Warhol, Nehru Jacket, Mao Suit, Petite Malle

First Person:Jennifer Howell

A wish granted, a promise fulfilled.