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Issue #260
Winter 2015


Cover Profile

Jorge Pérez

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Jorge M. Pérez is putting the city he helped build
on the museum map.


Magda Sayeg: Sew Stopper

By Julie Jacobs

The mother of yarn bombing, Magda Sayeg.

Alexander Zacke: Alexander the Great

By Sarah Manning

Alexander Zacke’s online auction revolution.

Andreas Thurner: Painter’s Paradox

By Nancy A. Ruhling

When he’s not designing the newest BMW, Andreas Thurner is brushing up on his art.


  • Milner gives $100 million for Breakthrough
  • Facebook co-founder GivesDirectly
  • Newseum receives satirical set
  • Google to match refugee crisis donations
  • Fewer hurdles for special athletes
  • Chefs donate recipes for Syria relief
  • Lost Earhart film finds home
  • $10 million to USF’s business school
  • Douglases donate $80 million
  • Walmart pledges $25 million for disaster recovery
  • Soccer player donates salary for son
  • Kennedy Center grows with $100 million expansion
  • Messi scores with UNICEF
  • Humans spark donations to Pakistan
  • Ambassador gives $13.5 million for plaza
  • Former Dragon gives $1 million for kids
  • Hendrix College receives historic $26 million bequest
  • $1 million donation for watching TV
  • Donation enhances research on West Coast
  • Kardashians care for kids
  • $12 million raised on annual Charity Day


  • Apollo in the Hamptons 2015: A Night of Legends
  • Piaget Hamptons Cup
  • ArtCrush
  • Watermill Center Summer Benefit and Auction
  • Music Visionary of the Year Award
  • Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational and Gala
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Annual Gala

The Index

Top 100 Art Collectors

Art Exhibitions

Where They Give

What They Collect

Big Gift: Stefan T. Edlis and Gael Neeson

Collectors Stefan T. Edlis and Gael Neeson give the Art Institute of Chicago masterpieces worth more than $400 million.

Five Questions: Richard Taittinger

The champagne scion breaks into the Big Apple with a gallery for artists not named Koons or Hirst.

First Person: Joan Hornig

Drop-dead gorgeous jewelry for a cause.