Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl singer, and her husband David Beckham, the soccer superstar, have reportedly amassed a contemporary art collection valued at £30million ($44 million).
Their tastes run toward provocative British art by big names such as Damien Hirst, Sam Taylor Wood, Tracey Emin, Banksy, and Jake and Dinos Chapman as well as some up-and-comers.
The couple has purchased mostly at The White Cube gallery in London, but have been seen perusing galleries in New York City. They tend to buy "love-themed" artwork as special gifts for eachother, much in the tradition of British monarchs Victoria and Albert, whose collection, also built upon gift-giving, is now the subject of an exhibition at Buckingham Palace.
The Beckhams are said to be in talks with museums to showcase their artworks.