Now more than ever social media is the go-to platform for savvy cultural arbiters who accrue dedicated followings by sharing their sensibilities with the world. Whether its a dealer or collector, tastemakers in the art world are no different, offering tantalizing behind-the-scenes glimpses into both their work and their lives on social media. We’ve been keeping an eye on the ‘gram for worthy additions to our daily scroll—here are 10 of our latest finds.
1. Yusaku Maezawa (@yusaku2020)
In 2017, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa thrilled the art world when he won an 11-minute bidding war for a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, nabbing the 1982 work for a cool $110.5 million. He then shared the news with his international legions of Instagram followers. Since then, Maezawa has continued to share art- and business-related news on the platform. In January, he revealed that he would send his prize Basquiaton a museum tour starting with the Brooklyn Museum, and just last week, he announced his plans to travel to the moon (yes, the moon) as part of the first civilian-led lunar expedition in partnership with Elon Musk’s SpaceX. We’ll be watching to see how Maezawa’s “Dear Moon” project unfolds in the coming months.
2. Elena Soboleva (@elenasoboleva)
Soboleva’s Instagram bio reads “Raised on the internet,” so it came as no surprise when the veteran Artsy specialist was tapped by mega-gallery David Zwirner to be its first-ever online sales director. Her Instagram feed is a visual romp through the farthest reaches of art events, ranging from Sterling Ruby at Xavier Hufkens to Dan Flavin at Dia Bridgehampton to Burning Man. Read more