6 Celebrities Amassing Impressive Art Collections

Emma Chamberlain

Last month, the 21 year-old YouTube-star turned fashion icon opened her new Beverly Hills home to Architectural Digest, revealing her wonderland of quirky, classy, and retro design aesthetic. Of course, as we discovered a few months back, Emma Chamberlain loves good art, so it is no surprise that her home showcases her continually growing collection. Some featured works include, Peanut Butter Aisle by James Zamora (2022), an Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sotsass, and two childlike portraits of dogs signed by FiSH. The majority of her collection, however, consists of landscape and still life paintings by her father, Michael Chamberlain, some of which were commissioned especially for her current home. Chamberlain is passionate about every artist's work throughout her collection, as each piece is rich in sentimental value.

Kylie Jenner

The youngest Kar-Jenner sister is yet another young celeb with a keen eye for art and an already signature taste. Her Los Angeles home, which is imbued with vibrancy and a youthful flair, is dotted with works from some of the greatest artists of this century and the last. For instance, pieces from Damien Hirst’s “I Love You” series (2015) line the dining room walls, while a Basquiat screen print hangs over the fireplace. Likewise, a series of Andy Warhol’s famed screen prints of Marilyn Monroe ascend the staircase and, naturally, vintage photographs of her mother, Kris, adorn the walls of her bedroom. Needless to say, the makeup mogul’s collection is filled to the brim with bright, bold, and refreshing pieces. 

Kendall Jenner

Kylie, however, is not alone in her love of art, seeing as older sister Kendall has already amassed a decently sized collection of her own. Over the years, Kendall has been known to frequent the occasional art fair, including her annual appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the model has acquired a series of eclectic and vibrant pieces, including Scorpius, Medium Elliptical Glass (2019) by James Turrel, which she reportedly purchased for $750,000. On top of this, her home also boasts a 1999 neon Tracy Emin sculpture, which hangs over her bedroom fireplace, as well as a Lauren Greenfield photograph from her “Generation Wealth” series depicting Beverly Hills high school students ditching class. Other artists in Kendall’s collection include Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Barbara Kruger, and Raymond Pettibon.

Justin & Hailey Bieber 

In 2019, the Biebers hosted and curated an art auction dubbed,“The Biebers x LIFT LA x INNER CITY ARTS,” which featured rare contemporary art by Fidia Falaschetti, Patch Whisky, Buff Monster, Virgil Abloh, Greg Mike, Dalek, Pablo Dona, Pref, OG Slick, and Miss Zukie. Additionally, for the auction, Justin also made an effort to shine a light on the developing contemporary artist, Jason Zante. Zante’s most well-known works are no doubt his “roses triptych” series, which depicts the metamorphosis of a rose in three pieces. The Biebers chose this series to serve as the emblem of the event, and it appeared several times over on promo posters, posts, pamphlets, and at the auction itself for-purchase. Although the details of the Biebers' own collection remains under wraps at the moment, there’s no doubt that their patronage indicates a love and respect for art, as well as a distinct personal taste.

Rick Owens

While leading Vogue on through a tour of his minimalist Italian home earlier this year, designer Rick Owens firmly denied being a collector. However, the art displayed in his humble abode would indicate the contrary. Simply put, Owens has amassed a small body of works, with each being rich in meaning in his unique space. His favorite object is an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, which he commissioned an art dealer in New York to find. Although he viewed many sarcophagi that were up for auction, none of them were to his liking as they were too colorful. Finally, though, he found the perfect one: a tall, wooden, and lightly distressed iteration, which he refers to as “Liza.” Other pieces in his “collection” include a futuristic bust by Renato Bertel, chairs by the Italian futurist artist Giacomo Balla, a sculpture by Belgian sculptor George Minne, a mural by his daughter Scarlet Rogue, and an Art Nouveau urn by Georges Hoentschel. 

Demi Lovato 

This past September, Demi Lovato opened her home to Architectural Digest. The result was the unveiling of a unique and exceptionally curated collection of art, housed in a modern Los Angeles farmhouse. Eva Seta, the director of communications at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, was hired to curate Lovato’s collection, which includes a number of pieces by budding artists from underrepresented communities such as Monica Kim Garza, Lilian Martinez, Yasmine Nasser Diaz, Hannah Epstein,and Lola Rose Thompson. As Lovato articulated to AD, the aim of her collection was to make her home a more queer environment, with a strong undercurrent of female empowerment and bodily representation.