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i declare a perfect match: celebrity art collectors

I declare:
A PERFECT MATCH

CELEBRITY ART COLLECTORS a taste of the gods.

A recent list of 20 celebrity art collectors has been released and FactoryFlux has chosen to highlight some of our favorite pairings of celebrities and the artists that they’ve chosen to collect. We’ve even crowned David Bowie as the “King” due to his exquisite taste!

NO. 1 DAVID BOWIE

This Hell-of-a-Man has chosen to spend the largest sums on the rarest works, from some of History’s darkest masters.

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I like how Gothic your sensibility is Mr. Bowie.BOWIE
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ELIZABETH TAYLOR and VINCENT VAN GOGH

“It’s wonderful to have Monsieur Vincent Van Gogh in my living room.” –Taylor

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THE BECKHAMS and DAMIEN HIRST

In typical British fashion, the Beckham’s choose one of their best.

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MARC JACOBS and JOHN CURRIN

In fashion there are no faux-pas.
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DENNIS HOPPER and MARCEL DUCHAMP

It’s a Man’s world.
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MADONNA and FRIDA

–a match made in heaven–
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ravinia: gilberto gil

Last night Esteban and I were invited by a dear friend of his, Remy LeBoeuf, to attend a concert at Ravinia in Highland Park, Illinois where Remy is currently doing a residency.

Remy, a native of the bay area moved to New York at the age of 18 to play music and study with Dick Oatts, Steve Wilson, and Donny McCaslin. In 2007 he received his Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and is currently working on his Master’s there as well. This summer he was invited to attend a 2-week residency at Ravinia and will be playing alongside many of the musicians in concert throughout the next few days.

One of the musicians that we were delighted to hear was Gil Gilberto who is a singer, composer and guitar-player in the field of Brazilian popular music. The energy he exuded while performing was CRAAAZYYYY! The scene was terrific with tons of people of all ages jumping up and down as if at a rock concert, some holding their Brazilian flags while some held up a peace sign. Gil Gilberto sang a number of love songs, pop songs, and a few covers in which everyone joined in singing.

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A view of the concert from the back of the pavillion.

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Remy enjoying the performance.

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Gilberto Gil raises his fist in the air as he performs his second “encore” song.

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I enjoy the tunes being played.

Thank you Remy, we had a great time!