Celebrities have tons of money to spare, thanks to their lucrative projects. They can buy anything they want – from palatial properties to expensive cars to designer bags and jewelry. However, some A-listers are known for their obsession with collecting art, a hobby that they definitely don’t take lightly.
With a long list of stellar film credits, it is safe to say that Leonardo DiCaprio has amassed a fortune that isn’t just enough for a comfortable retirement but also to sustain other expensive hobbies like collecting art.
The Titanic star has scored a lot of valuable pieces from different artists of different times, some of which are from Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, and Jean-Michael Basquiat. Leo’s collection is estimated to be worth a whopping $10 million.
Another top-notch actor who is an avid art collector is the multi-hyphenate star Brad Pitt, who has also dipped his toes in the creative pursuit of becoming an artist himself. According to the grapevine, the filmmaker has even drawn Art Deco designs, which is evident in his furniture brand Pitt Pollaro, which was a collaboration with Frank Pollaro.
According to hearsays, Brad’s love for art became so excessive that it took a toll on his relationship with Angelina Jolie. Apparently, the ex-wife confronted him for acquiring new artworks instead of pledging money to charities.
The year after the said fight, Brad seemed to have shouted his answer to that query when he bought Neo Rauch’s racetrack painting for an eye-popping $1 million. As per reports, his collection is valued at $25 million.
Jack Nicholson is more than just a talented thespian; he is also a filmmaker, comedian, and an art enthusiast with a rather impressive collection of paintings that cost him a pretty penny.
While he seemed to have retired or taken a long break from acting, Jack is still restless when it comes to collecting art. Since the ‘60s, the Batman star has bought creations of Botero, Modigliani, Warhol, Matisse, Picasso, Rodin, and Bouguereau, to name just a few.
One of the biggest art collectors in the entertainment industry is director George Lucas, whose art pieces total around $600 million. You shouldn’t be surprised at all because of all the money he has earned throughout the years, with the Star Wars franchise perhaps his most notable work.
But don’t worry, the filmmaker has also poured millions into charitable causes too, like providing affordable housing for those in need. George also has plans to build an art museum in Los Angeles where he will house his pieces from Norman Rockwell.