Billionaire Art Collector Liu Yiqian Is In This Week’s New Yorker

ARTNEWS | Robin Scher:

Liu Yiqian, the Chinese billionaire with a proclivity for purchasing multimillion-dollar art using his American Express card, like a record-breaking $170 million dollar Modigliani, received the New Yorkertreatment in this week’s issue. The profile chronicles Liu’s rise from the working class to extreme wealth on the Chinese stock market in the 1990s, at a time when the country’s state-owned companies first began issuing shares… Read more

Image: Liu Yiqian sipping tea out of Chinese Emperor Qianlong’s antique cup. Courtesy Sotheby’s