Beckhams build $44 million art collection

  • May 16, 2010 19:00

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The Beckhams at the Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2008.

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.



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