4 Mega-Rich Philadelphians Make “Top Art Collectors” List
The moment you’ve all been waiting for: The annual release of ArtNews’s Top 200 art collectors in the world. Inquirer classical music critic Peter Dobin tracks down the Philly mavens in the group. Albert Barnes no longer qualifies.
– John S. Middleton, 19th- and 20th-century American art. Middleton, who keeps a low profile, sold his tobacco business, Bradford Holdings, to Altria Group Inc. of New York, parent of Philip Morris USA, for $2.9 billion in 2007.
– Marsha and Jeffrey Perelman, whose collection focuses on post-war, pop and contemporary art.
– Jane and Robert Toll, French Impressionism and American art.
– And Robbi and Bruce E. Toll, whose areas are listed as Elizabethan and Jacobean painting; Impressionism; Post-Impressionism; 20th-century sculpture; and American art.
Just wouldn’t be a list of rich people from Philly without a Perelman. [Inquirer]