Just as the art fairs get into full swing in New York City, ArtInfo has named the "Most Colorful Collectors" in this article.  These collectors’ antics make them interesting to watch – Jean Pizzoli, second on the list, for example, owns a clothing line he calls "Street Wear for Rich Old Men.”

More relevantly, the publication claims that the art these collectors endorse and purchase "could become the next big thing."  These influential collectors often get ahead of the market, finding emerging artists before they become very successful.  Don and Mera Rubell, also on the list, are well-known for such successes, having collected artists like Richard Prince before their fame.

[This entry was drafted with the assistance of Nicole Dornbusch].