There are many words one might use to describe tennis royalty Venus Williams—relentless, agile, record-breaking—and “shy” doesn’t seem to fit the list. But when CULTURED caught up with the collector at Cote’s Miami outpost during the city’s Art Week, she revealed the one thing stopping her from arranging studio visits with artists: a fear of knocking over paints and brushes, or otherwise getting in the way.
Venus Williams Walks the Fairs, Follows the Auctions, and Is Her Own Art Advisor. Here’s How She Does It All
The tennis star spent Wednesday night welcoming art world insiders to Miami at a dinner she co-hosted with Pace Gallery. Ahead of the event, CULTURED Editor-in-Chief Sarah Harrelson sat down with Williams, who opened up about her collecting approach, the artist she follows, and why acquiring work is so emotional.